Imagine a situation in which you cannot manage your properties and assets or handle you and your children’s physical well-being. You might have gotten into a severe car accident or afflicted with a debilitating health problem.
Whatever the reason may be, it is recommended to find an individual who can manage financial matters on your behalf, including paying bills and providing food and shelter. With a Declaration of Guardian, you can rest assured that a reliable person takes care of you and your children’s well-being and any properties and assets needing care.
The Declaration of Guardian is a legally binding document wherein a legal adult appoints another to serve as a guardian. It is most commonly used when there is a guardianship proceeding, whether it is brought by you or someone else against you.
People choose to get a Declaration of Guardian for various reasons. A person can even be healthy and decide to get this out of the way just if there is ever a need for it.
You can choose to appoint a trusted individual who will act on your behalf and make the best decisions for your finances, children, and personal well-being if you cannot do so. If you were to pass away or become incapacitated without a Declaration of Guardian, the court would be tasked with naming an individual who will take care of your children. However, in most states, you can count on the court (or the judge) to give first consideration to your parents, followed by your siblings, before other people.
Depending on your state, a Declaration of Guardian may also be known as:
Most adults can use a Declaration of Guardian. Although you might not ever need to use it, you can rest assured that a trusted guardian will be there to make decisions that are in your best interest.
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You can create a Declaration of Guardian on our website with a few clicks. For your convenience, we have made a template and guide just for this purpose.
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Both parties must sign the document in the presence of two witnesses. It is also an excellent idea to notarize the document if you want to make it even harder to challenge.
After signing the Declaration of Guardian, it is customary for both parties to each keep a copy of the document, with which either party can supply as proof if ever needed.
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