Thinking about who should take guardianship of your children should something happen to you and your spouse is an uncomfortable topic, but it's an essential plan for an unpredictable future. You want to ensure your young ones are raised by individuals who care deeply for them and can provide them a stable home. Here are some factors to consider before naming someone to this role.
What Qualities Are Important for Guardianship?
Carefully reflect on the spiritual and moral values that you want your child to develop. If it helps, list them and then write down people who more or less share these same values. If you are unsure of your candidate's take on parenting and other issues, don't hesitate to ask them, since their opinions may end up shaping your child’s character.
2. Financial Capacity
It's no secret that caring for children can take a toll on a person's financial resources. Even if your life insurance can cover your kids' expenses, you still want to choose a guardian who won't be economically burdened with this responsibility.
It may be wise to select someone who at least has a stable job and solid financial management skills. Whether you like it or not, the economic situation of your kids' next home can significantly impact their future, especially their educational and medical needs.
It's vital to consider the age and health of your children's future guardians because you need someone who can physically care for your kids until they reach legal age. Keep this in mind if you are planning to name your parents or older relatives to the role. They may love your kids so much, but they may not live long enough or be physically capable of fulfilling their responsibilities.
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