Q: What is a nomination of guardian?

by | Jun 19, 2024 | Estate Planning, Q&A |

A: A nomination of guardian is a document that allows you to nominate someone you trust to care for your minor children as their legal guardian if you pass while they are under the age of 18. If you do not nominate a guardian and one is needed, the court will appoint one without knowing your wishes. This could lead to disagreement among your loved ones or the court appointing someone you would not have chosen yourself. By nominating the person you feel is the best choice for guardian, you are ensuring that your children are cared for by the person and in the manner that you are most comfortable with.