Choosing a Guardian – Critical Step to Estate Planning in Nashville

25 August 2010 Categories: All Blogs, Estate Planning, Family Law and Divorce

The decision of who to appoint as a guardian of your minor children is a critical step in the estate planning process. While the court would have the final say as to who is appointed, you can make your wishes known by setting them out in your will. If your will does not have a guardianship clause or you have had minor children since the initial setup of your will, you should contact an attorney to revise your will and assure your wishes will be taken care of.

There are many elements to consider when choosing a guardian. This person will be entrusted with the custody and care of your children in the event you are no longer able to do so. We typically advise our clients to nominate someone around their age or younger if possible to ensure that person would be able to handle the care of the children. You also want to consider how well the person handles finances, as they will be entrusted with the children’s money, including any inheritance they would receive.

If you have any questions about choosing a guardian or planning for the care of you children, please contact us at McNulty & Associates for a free consultation for all your estate planning needs.

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