People often have questions about who to nominate as the guardians of their minor children just in case it ever becomes necessary that a guardian is appointed. It is a difficult decision that can really only be answered when the unique circumstances of the family are known. We can not answer all of your questions in this post, but we wanted to give you a small tip to keep in mind.
When nominating a guardian, many people choose to nominate a family member and his or her husband or wife. This sounds good in theory, but it can create a problem if the family member has passed away before a guardian is appointed. A court has to decide whether the parents would have wanted to appoint the widow or widower and most people do not leave courts an indication about what to do in that situation.
If you want to appoint a couple to be the guardians of your minor children, make sure that you leave an indication about what to if the couple is no longer together. Tell the court what you want it to decide in that situation.
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