Every parent needs to consider what would happen to their children if they were to pass during their childhood. Deciding who should take care of your children in your absence is one of the most difficult and important decisions a parent needs to make. You have to consider every person’s relationship with you, your children, and your spouse, their stability in their own lives, and their experience with children among a host of other factors.
Once you have made that vital decision, how do you let your wishes be known? A Nomination of Guardian allows you to nominate who should care for your minor children in the event of your death. This is the one estate planning document that every parent should have regardless of the size of their estate.