Buffalo Estate Planning Lawyer Explains a Guardianship Clause
Oftentimes, clients come to me as a Buffalo Estate Planning Lawyer when preparing a will and ask why it’s important to have a guardianship clause if they have children. I tell my clients that one of the most important aspects of a will for someone who has children is to have a guardianship clause in it. The guardianship clause allows you to designate the individuals who are going to raise your children in your absence. Without a guardianship clause, it’s going to be left in the surrogate’s court, the state of New York, to make that decision. I tell my clIents as a Buffalo Estate Planning Lawyer that if you have family members, all of them want the children, you really want to make certain that there’s no dispute between those family members and that you’ve designated, usually a married couple, to raise your children in your absence.
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