Who should nominate a guardian?
- Anybody that is concerned about who will care for them.
- Anybody that has children under 18.
- Anybody that has a special needs child that cannot make their own decisions.
What is a guardianship?
A guardianship is a court decision appointing somebody to manage the affairs of a person.
When should you nominate a guardian?
If you have young children, very soon.
If you are worried about who cares for you, even sooner.
Why nominate a guardian?
- Do you have a plan in place that will safeguard your children if you can’t make it in time to pick them up from a daycare or school? Did you know that they may have to call the authorities if you are too late?
- Do you have a plan in place in case you don’t make it home in time for the sitter. Will the sitter end up having to call the authorities?
- Do you know what will happen to the house and money if your spouse should not make it? This is especially true in a marriage where the house was owned by one spouse before the marriage.
- Did you know that without legal documents, you can’t make medical or financial decisions for your spouse legally? This may place you and your children at risk if your spouse is incapacitated even for a short period of time.
- If you and your spouse can no longer care for your children, who will raise your children?