Financial Fitness

Nomination of Guardian

Customized Nomination of Guardian documents for $39, or $69 for couples

Your children need Guardians

Specify who you would want to look after your minor children, without having to complete your Will.  It's a great solution for parents who aren't quite ready to start their entire Estate Plan but still want to make sure their kids are looked after by someone they trust.

Benefits

  • Nominate trusted guardians for your children
Nominate a Guardian

Included Documents

Nomination of Guardian

Specify who should look after your minor or special needs children should something happen to you. 

HOW IT WORKS

The modern way to create, manage, & update your Will

1

Answer a few

simple questions

Enter basic information about yourself, your family, and who you'd like to look after your kids if anything were to happen to you.  


2

Instantly download or

ship your documents

Instantly download your documents or request a complimentary shipment of your Nomination of Guardian documents - included with your initial purchase.


3

Sign & notarize at

your convenience

Make your documents legally binding with your signature and two witnesses.


Make sure your children are in

the right hands.

As your child's current legal guardian, you know what's best for hem.  Make sure that if something were to happen to you that they end up with someone you know and trust.  Stating your preferences in an attorney designed legal document makes sure the decision is yours, not the courts.

Your kids. Your choice.

When you nominate guardians for your children, your decisions should be known and legally binding.  Your preferences matter. So make sure they are documented and legally valid.

Nominate a Guardian

FAQ

Do I need a Nomination of Guardian in addition to a Will?

Do I need a Nomination of Guardian in addition to a Will?

When you create your Will, you do not need to purchase a Nomination of Guardianship separately as Guardianship nomination is included in your Will

If you're not ready to create your Will just yet, you can opt to purchase just a Nomination of Guardianship. 

Do I need to notarize my Guardianship Nomination documents?

Do I need to notarize my Guardianship Nomination documents?

Whether or not you need to notarize your guardianship nomination documents will depend on the state in which you live.  Some states require you to sign your documents in front of witnesses, some require notary and some require both.

What is the difference between guardianship & parental rights?

What is the difference between guardianship & parental rights?

When you appoint a person as guardian for your children it in no way interferes with your parental rights unless you become physically or mentally unable to provide appropriate care for your kids.  In addition, you can terminate guardianship appointment at any time if the person you chose is no longer your first choice.

What is the difference between guardianship and custody?

What is the difference between guardianship and custody?

Legal custody is what a court would grant if there's ever a dispute regarding where a child should live. 


Legal guardianship is what a court may grant someone other than a biological parent.  It would give an adult the right to care for a minor.  Parents assume guardianship by default, but in cases where a parent is absent or unfit, the court may step in and appoint someone else to the role.

Who should I choose a guardian for my children?

Who should I choose a guardian for my children?

When thinking about appointing a guardian for your children, it's important to choose someone responsible and trustworthy.  Family members, friends and other loved ones are all appropriate choices  It's also important to choose backup options in the event your first choice is unable or unwilling to take on the job.  Having a conversation with your first-choice guardian in advance is always a smart move.