Make Guardianship Appointments For Your Children

As part of a last will and testament, a guardianship appointment identifies to the courts who will have custody of your children and who will raise them in case of the deaths of both parents. Having a guardianship appointment in a will can prevent your children from being placed in the foster care system if tragedy should strike your family.

The lawyers at Anastasi & Nielsen have extensive estate planning experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of California estate law. We can help you select appropriate guardians and draft all the necessary paperwork.

Types Of Guardianship Appointments

There are two aspects to guardianships:

  • Guardianship of the child (an appointed person who will be the legal guardian of minor children)
  • Guardianship of the estate (an appointed person who will be responsible for the minor children's money, similar to a trustee)

Both roles can be fulfilled by the same person, which usually is the best option. Different appointees are also appropriate depending on the circumstances.

Finding The Best Safeguard For Your Family

Our attorneys understand that every family is different. We will help you customize a solution that suits your needs. In some situations, this may include a will and guardianship appointment. In others, we may recommend a living trust.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 408-780-3580 or send an online message using the secure form on our website. After-hours appointments are available upon request.