7 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minors

January 7, 2020
Meredith Murphy
SmithAmundsen Estate Planning Alert



One of the most difficult decisions to make when it comes to estate planning is choosing who will serve as guardian of minor children. In my experience, this is often the sticking point for most couples. My recommendation is to make a choice about who will serve as guardian, and then reconsider this every year. It is very easy to make a short codicil to a will updating the guardians. Also, it is better to have something in place than nothing.

Some things to consider in choosing a guardian are: