Picking a Guardian

Picking a GuardianPicking a guardian is often the most difficult part of estate planning for most parents.

While every family faces different decisions, here are a few things to keep in mind: Who do your children really care for? Who really loves your children? Where would you like them to be raised? What kind of values matter most to you?

On a practical level, make sure to choose two, or three, people as guardians. That way, if for some reason your first choice is unable to serve, you will have already named alternative candidates.

Bay Area ParentClick here to download an article Liza wrote about picking guardians that ran in Bay Area Parent. This article is available in PDF format.

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