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Tips for Choosing a Guardian

Are you considering choosing a guardian for your children this upcoming year? If so, it can be a difficult decision to make. After all, this will be the person to take care of your dependents or minor children after you and their other parent have passed on. It can be a scary thing. Fortunately, there are several ways to choose a guardian that you'll be happy with. In our last blog post, we offered a few questions that you might consider, before appointing someone. Today, our attorney in Raleigh NC is going to talk about them in detail.

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Ask yourself these questions and consider the following information while contemplating who might be a great guardian for your children should you pass untimely.
What are the potential guardians beliefs? While it might not be a big issue for you, many people consider the religious, political and moral beliefs of those they wish to appoint guardian. If you aren't able to agree with their views, this person might not be the best appointment for your children.
Where to the possible guardians live? Will your children have to move to a different state or, if staying in the same area, will they have to move school districts? These things might be too difficult for children who have just lost their parents.
Are the possible guardians current parents? If not, have they raised children before? You might need to talk with them if they've never raised a child. This can be a large undertaking for those that never intended to have children. In addition, consider whether or not you're comfortable leaving your children with those that aren't experienced parents.
These are important questions to consider before asking someone to be a guardian for your children. In our next blog post, we will talk more about other questions you should consider,  so that choosing a guardian might be easier when the time comes. Be sure to visit back with us soon.
If you haven’t named a guardian for your dependent or minor children in the event of your untimely death, now might be a great time to do so. For help incorporating this into your current will, or to have a will drafted, should you not yet have one, contact our attorney in Raleigh NC at Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC. We will gladly work with you to ensure all steps of estate planning are taken and documented so that they’re ready, if needed
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And, as always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact our attorney in Raleigh NC to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It's never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition,we are here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.

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