Making a difficult decision – Naming a guardian for your young child isn’t easy, but necessary
Abstract: It may be an unpleasant decision — but anyone who has minor children needs to decide, as soon as possible, who their child’s guardian should be if they and their spouse die unexpectedly. The process starts with creating a list of appropriate candidates. Who has the same values, and will be able to live up to the responsibilities of guardianship? As a sidebar to this article explains, it may be best to choose separate guardians in some instances, such as when there are several children in a blended family — or if one guardian is better at child care, and another at handling finances.