A Guardian is the person who is responsible for the health, education and welfare of minor children. Technically there is a Guardian of the Person and a Guardian of the Estate of minor children (usually the same person serves in both roles). The Guardian of the Person has responsibility for decisions regarding the health, education and welfare of the minor child, and the guardian of the Estate is responsible for the child’s property and for handling all financial matters for the minor child. In the event of the deaths of both parents, it is important to have a Guardian for minor children named, to ensure that the children will be well cared for by someone the parents trust.
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