Choosing a Guardian for your Minor Child
Creating an estate plan can be a challenging process. This is even more so the case if you have a child who is under the age of 18. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to ask yourself a very important question: Who will care for the child in the event that you and your spouse pass away? This is not something that anyone wants to think about, but it’s the responsible thing to do.
When selecting a guardian, important factors should be considered:
- Are they capable of taking care of your child? Are they financially stable? Emotionally and physically healthy?
- Do you want your child to be raised in a certain religion? Then faith may be important when it comes time to pick a guardian. You might also want to take into account your potential guardian’s morals, educational views, and parenting style.
- What is their current family structure? Will they be raised with other children? What is their partner like?
Since this is one of the biggest decisions you will make with regard to estate planning, don’t hesitate to consult with an attorney. This can go a long way in putting your mind at ease and allowing you to realize that you are on the right track.
We’re happy to help you work through these guardianship concerns as part of the overall estate planning process, so that your selection is both wise and properly documented. Contact our office today at (206) 408-8158 for a consultation if you have questions or need help with a Will.
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