Estate Planning Academy Episode 18: Picking Guardians
Match the Guardian to the Children
What values are most important to your child’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental wellbeing?
- Couple or Individual
- Religious affiliation and spiritual beliefs
- Emotional stability
- Family stability
- Physical and mental health
- Importance of higher education to family
- Education level
- Political beliefs
Make a List
List out the values you want and desire using the first step as a guide, then rank them.
Compare the list from step 2 to the list of people you have in mind
Narrow you choices down to a few couples or families. Talk to each one. Make sure they would take on the responsibility without reservation.
Make Your Choices Binding
Get your choices memorialized in a permanent nomination of guardianship.