Nomination of Guardian
An important consideration in estate planning is to specify who you want to appoint as a guardian in various situations. This person will be authorized to make important financial and medical decisions on your behalf if you cannot do so.
New Hampshire has two types of guardianship. First, a person's guardian can decide living arrangements and health care. In comparison, a guardian of the estate has the authority to manage finances.
Minors might require guardianships for various reasons. To be prepared for the future, an important part of estate planning is to specify who you want to appoint as a guardian for your minor children. If you do not have a guardian appointed, then the court will be involved in determining the guardian. Therefore, appointing a guardian is critical to estate planning to avoid family strain and ensure your wishes are followed by all involved.
Minors might also require alternative legal guardianship if a parent is unfit or unable to care for children. New Hampshire handles guardianship of minor cases in the Family Court. Therefore, having an attorney experienced with the New Hampshire Family Court system is important to ensure that minors get proper guardianship.
Attorney Sandra Kenney has experience helping clients to prepare for unexpected life changes. Contact her today so you can feel comfortable with your plans now and in the future.