Guardianships

The law is about planning for the best, but being prepared against the worst. In the case of families with minor children, that worst would be the loss of parents. A guardianship permits a non-parent to make decisions for, and care for, a minor child and/or that child's estate. The importance of choosing a guardian for your child and documenting that choice in a will cannot be overstated. Non-parents (such as grandparents) who find themselves with a minor child to raise need a guardianship so that the law supports their time and energy spent on behalf of the child.