I have a mentally and physically disabled son who will turn 18 soon. Must I establish a conservatorship to make medical and financial decisions for him -- or can I use durable powers of attorney to do this?
If your children are young, you've probably thought about who would raise them if for some reason you or another parent couldn't. It's not an easy thing to consider, but making some simple arrangements now can give you peace of mind. You can use your will to name the person you want to be the "personal guardian" of your children if one is ever needed.
If you find yourself stuck on who to name as your children's guardian, you're not alone. Many parents put off making a will because they can't decide on whom to choose to be their children's guardian. For example, you might worry that your choice of guardian might upset others or might not be good with finances. Read on for some tips to solving these and other problems.