Practical legal information from lawyers in Bryan/College Station, Brazos County, Texas based on what our clients really ask us.
Monday, January 11, 2010
How do I appoint a future guardian for my children?
In Texas, appointing a guardian for one's children is normally done in one of two ways:
in a person's Will
or in a separate Appointment of Guardian document.
While I typically include that information in a will, I prefer to also appoint guardians using a separate instrument. The reason that I prefer this approach is that a will does not become authoritative until the time of your death. On the other hand, the Appointment of Guardian is active upon death or incapacity/disability (if you are longer able to care for your child). Most people with minor children are more likely to become disabled or incapacitated than to die, so I think the second approach is the better one.
We are a three attorney law firm in Bryan/College Station, Texas. We have attorneys that handle almost every type of legal problem. You can contact us at 979-703-7014 or through our websites, htttp://www.BrazosLawyers.com and http://www.TexasLegalFormsOnline.com.
Principal Office: 3608 East 29th Street, Ste 112, Bryan, Texas 77802
This Blog/Web Site is made available by the lawyer or law firm publisher for educational purposes only as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of the law, not to provide specific legal advice. By using this blog site you understand that there is no attorney client relationship between you and the Blog/Web Site publisher. The Blog/Web Site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.
Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.