DRUM - - Advice -

When it comes to ap­point­ing a guardian, there are many prac­ti­cal aspects to keep in mind.

Ask the per­son if they’re pre­pared to take on this re­spon­si­bil­ity. Do this be­fore you nom­i­nate them in your will.

It must be some­one you trust will take good care of your kids – and prefer­ably some­one who shares your val­ues.

Talk about the in­volve­ment of other fam­ily mem­bers, es­pe­cially when choos­ing guardians out­side your im­me­di­ate fam­ily cir­cle.

Think what will hap­pen if your ap­pointed guardian gets di­vorced or leaves your town. It’s also im­por­tant to in­clude a sec­ond tier of guardians in your will in case any­thing hap­pens to your ap­pointed one.

Reg­u­larly re­view your choice of guardians be­cause peo­ple’s cir­cum­stances change. If the per­son isn’t in a po­si­tion to look af­ter your child any­more you can nom­i­nate some­one else.

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