Choosing A Guardian For Your Children In Connecticut

Last week, Matt Curtiss posted about appointing a guardian for children as part of an estate plan.

To add to what Matt wrote, here’s some of my thoughts:

  1. Revist your decision every year or so. There is no limit on how many times you can change a guardian under a will;
  2. Avoid co-guardians, it may seem like a nice thing to do but this is a horrible idea in practice;
  3. Strongly consider your siblings and not grandparents as guardians;
  4. Talk about who is the best guardian for your children before coming into a lawyer’s office;
  5. Speak with the proposed guardian of your children and ask them if they are willing to serve as a guardian;
  6. Keep your decision between you and your proposed guardian, no one else has to know; and
  7. If you have a child, DO A WILL!!!