FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN DECIDING ON A GUARDIAN
A legal guardian is a person who is given the legal authority and responsibility to take care of your children’s needs, such as providing food, education, medical care, dental care and shelter.
- Is the prospective guardian old enough? (must be over 18 years in most states.)
- Does the prospective guardian have a genuine concern for your children’s welfare?
- Does he or she have sufficient time to devote to your children?
- Is the prospective guardian physically able to meet the demands of the job?
- Does he or she have children of their own that are of an age close to that of your children?
- Would your children be required to relocate?
- Can you provide the guardian sufficient assets with which to raise the children? If not, does your prospective guardian have the financial wherewithal to do this on their own?
- Does the prospective guardian share your values and moral beliefs?
- Is their age or health a consideration?
- Do your children like them?
If you have minor children it is imperative to have a plan in place to protect them in the event you can not. Appointing a guardian is an essential part of that plan.
To have a Nomination of Guardian Agreement prepared, order this legal package: