QuickTip Tuesday: Wills and Guardians

Nobody likes to think about death- especially their own– but if you have minor children, you need a will in place that names a legal guardian for your children . If you do not choose a legal guardian for your children, the courts will do it for you. You do not want to leave this very important decision to someone else. When naming a guardian or guardians, name each child and each guardian in the will. Do not assume unnamed children will be treated the same as named children. Also do not assume that by naming one guardian that person’s spouse would be a legal guardian. If you want both parties of a married couple, name them both.

Being honest, my husband and I have not done this. We really need to. I encourage all of my readers to start this process if you haven’t already done so. It is an important, albeit unpleasant task to get accomplished.

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