Tips For Choosing A Guardian In Your Will

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Tips For Choosing A Guardian In Your Will

  1. 1. Seven Tips for Choosing a Guardian Noah Sarna Associate Boughton Law Corporation
  2. 2. Disclaimer <ul><li>THE FINE PRINT </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation contains general information and not legal advice </li></ul><ul><li>No solicitor-client relationship or privilege attaches to an exchange of info </li></ul><ul><li>For a specific problem, consult a lawyer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Seven Tips for Choosing a Guardian <ul><li>Not easy choosing a guardian, but it’s a very important decision </li></ul><ul><li>Person with the right to make fundamental decisions about a child’s upbringing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Seven Tips for Choosing a Guardian <ul><li>If no guardian appointed, or no will, after last parent to die, the government takes over </li></ul><ul><li>At this point, a relative or friend would have to go to court to apply for guardianship </li></ul>
  5. 5. Seven Tips for Choosing a Guardian <ul><li>Tip #1: choose someone who will make a good parent </li></ul><ul><li>Tip #2: choose someone familiar </li></ul>
  6. 6. Seven Tips for Choosing a Guardian <ul><li>Tip #3: choose someone with deep enough pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Tip #4: choose an alternate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Seven Tips for Choosing a Guardian <ul><li>Tip #5: if no one person available, choose multiple guardians </li></ul><ul><li>Tip #6: choose someone willing to accept the job </li></ul><ul><li>Tip #7: choose someone local </li></ul>
  8. 8. Seven Tips for Choosing a Guardian <ul><li>Keep in mind: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a popularity contest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review your decision often </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guardian can seek help </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Noah Sarna 604-605-8334 [email_address] Benefits will last a lifetime.

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