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What You Should Consider When Appointing a Guardian

Guardianship is a difficult but necessary decision for parents to make. Life’s unpredictability could drastically change a family overnight. Be prepared for such an emergency by ensuring your children will be cared for by people you trust in the event that something happens to you. Consider these points when deciding who to appoint.

Your Relationship with the Prospective Guardian

Guardians are often relatives or other trusted close friends. The role could also be filled by two adults willing to work together to raise your child. Your relationship with the individual, and your child’s bond with them, may be a factor in your decision.

Your Values and the Values of Your Prospective Guardian

Just as you have taken special care to raise your child well, you would want their guardian to do the same. Consider who has morals and values similar to yours that they could continue to raise your child in accordance with.

Financial Stability

An individual’s financial stability has a significant impact on their ability to care for your child. Ensure your appointed guardian has the means to support your child.

Willingness to Become a Parent

While you may have an idea of the perfect individual or couple in mind, it’s essential that you discuss the matter with them before proceeding any further. Be sure that they are willing to look after your child into adulthood.

Contact The Law Offices of Mark R. Hinshaw for help navigating guardianship decisions.

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