If you are an adult with children, you should prepare a last will and testament. Most people believe that a will only serves to designate beneficiaries of certain property once the testator is deceased. However, a last will and testament can serve many other benefits.

A last will and testament may serve to name the guardian for your minor children in the event of your demise. It is best to prepare a will when your children are under the age of eighteen (18).

Choosing a guardian is a very serious decision. Although family members are often picked as guardians, a parent can name a close friend if they so wish. Testators who co-parent should name the other parent as guardian in the event of their demise. In the event both parents should perish together, dual wills can be prepared where both parents agree to leave the children with the mutually selected guardian. It is wise to name an alternate guardian in the event your first choice predeceases you or relinquishes his or her guardian responsibilities.

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