Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

Can A Parent Appoint A Guardian For An Incapacitated Adult Child ?

The thing that worries most parents about dying is typically not what will happen to their stuff. It’s who will take care of their kids. And the worries are compounded for parents of children with special needs who may need a guardian throughout their lives. You know your child’s personality, temperament, fears, likes and dislikes … Read More

Is It Possible To Name Guardians for My Children Without a Will?

Many parents name guardians for their children in their wills, but the Texas Estates Code also provides a means of legally naming a guardian in a separate document. The statutes provide that a parent may declare a guardian for their children in a document that is: Written wholly in the handwriting of the person making … Read More

The Council of Dads

One thing that motivates many parents to make a will is the desire to designate guardians who will raise their children if the unthinkable happens. And yet many parents delay getting their wills drafted because they have difficulty selecting a person who seems ideally suited for the role. No one guardian can replace you or … Read More

Some Final Thoughts on Selecting a Guardian for Your Children

You are unique. So there is no one in the world who can provide your children exactly what you can. As a result, it is unlikely that anyone on your list of potential guardians will seem perfectly suited to step into your shoes. But while the process of selecting a guardian can be challenging, the … Read More

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Guardian – Willingness to Serve

NB: This post is part of a series discussing factors you should consider when selecting a guardian for your minor children. You can read all these posts here. When my husband and I were first married and starting our careers, a friend caught me off guard one evening when she asked whether my husband and … Read More

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Guardian – Prospective Guardian’s Children

NB: This post is part of a series concerning factors you should consider when selecting a guardian for your minor children. You can see all these posts here. Think about the people who you would nominate as a guardian for your children.  Do they have children of their own?  If so, how many? Most couples … Read More