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Guardianship Resources

For many parents, choosing who will raise their minor children if both parents die is not only disturbing to think about, but is often the most difficult decision they have to make when planning their estate. However, it is also one of the most important. Failing to make and document the decision can lead to outcomes the parents never would have wanted for their children. An individual who wants to establish legal guardianship of a child or adult with special needs will need to gather certain documents and file forms with the court, among other preparations. Additionally, each state has its own set of laws and procedures for establishing legal guardianship.

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