Choosing a guardian for your minor child should you face an untimely death is not something many people enjoy planning. While it is a topic of conversation that most parents would rather ignore, it could be one of the most important conversations they ever have.

Below are some important factors when considering this decision:

  • Who does your child currently feel comfortable around?
  • Where does the potential guardian(s) live?
  • Will your child have to move schools, cities, state etc.?
  • Would the guardian move to your child’s location?
  • What is the potential guardian’s parenting style like?
  • How was the guardian raised as a child?
  • What is the potential guardian’s lifestyle like?
  • Do they already have children?
  • How old they are?
  • Does the potential guardian have a stable job and secure financial situation?
  • Make a list of how you would want your child to be raised.
  • Is this potential guardian also going to be your Trustee?
  • Be sure to consider a replacement guardian.