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What should you consider when naming a guardian?

If you are working on your estate plan and have children, something you may be interested in setting up is a guardianship. If you are unable to make day-to-day decisions for your children or happen to pass away, a guardian can take over caring for them and make sure they grow up in a loving home.

In Florida, a guardianship refers to taking care of someone's affairs when they cannot. Naming a guardian for your children means that the guardian will take on the responsibility of caring for your children, including getting them medical care, sending them to school and so on.

What should you consider when choosing a guardian?

There are lots of things you should think about when naming a guardian. One is that you may want to appoint multiple guardians. You can choose different guardians for each child, choose several guardians who can take over if one does not have the time or money at the time of potential appointment or another arrangement that you find agreeable. Remember, a judge will need to approve the guardian, but this is usually done so long as they also believe it's in your children's best interests.

When you choose a guardian, remember to choose someone who has shared values and financial stability. You want your children to grow up in a familiar setting and to make sure you pass on the values you want them to have. You also want them to be financially secure, so choose someone who can adequately provide for them. Once you've chosen, you can ask your attorney to draw up the correct legal paperwork.

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