Can a will include guardianship provisions for my minor children?

Yes. One of the primary reasons many young parents decide to create a will is to plan for the worst-case scenario by nominating someone to have physical custody of their minor child or children in the event of the parents’ premature deaths.

If you decide to nominate a guardian in your will, it is recommended that you discuss your wishes with the person you want to name ahead of time. Becoming a legal guardian for someone else’s child is a big responsibility. You may also want to name one or more successor guardians if the first named person declines or is not able to serve in that role for your children.

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