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What Is a Guardian? Part Three

Welcome back. For those that aren’t sure whether they need to ask someone to be a guardian for their children, our attorney in Cary NC is here to help you make a decision. Below, you’ll find a few questions you might want to ask yourself, before making a choice.

Guardianship | Attorney in Cary NC

The guardian should be notified at the time guardianship is specified that he or she was chosen to take care of the ward so there is no confusion or surprise should it come to fruition.
Someone who is asked to be the guardian of a ward should consider these questions before agreeing to accept to ensure that it is the right decision for them.

  • Am I ready to take on the full responsibility of another person?
  • What is our relationship like now? How will it change?
  • Can I afford to take care of the ward?
  • Does he have finances to cover his living costs? If so, can I manage the finances appropriately?
  • Do I have the time and energy to take care of the ward in the best way?
  • How will my spouse and/or children feel?

Becoming a legal guardian for a ward is an important responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Someone considering naming a guardian should take an honest assessment of the situation so that the best interests of the ward will be represented.
If you need help better understanding a guardian feel free to contact our attorney in Cary NC. Also, consider making an appointment with us, soon, to update your estate plan with your choice for guardian.
To learn more about guardianship, be sure to visit back with our previous blog post, as well.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact our attorney in Cary 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, our attorney is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, divorce, child custody, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.

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