“Information Bits from the Boss: Samantha provides brief answers to clients frequently asked questions”
What if I need to name a guardian for my children?
In Pennsylvania you typically name a guardian through your last will and testament. That is where a parent would name who they want to provide care for his or her children if something should happen to both parents. Additionally, Pennsylvania does have a standby guardianship form. The standby guardianship form does allow you to designate the time frame, for example, it may be the weekend and it’s Friday to Sunday or you can designate a guardian who can consent to treatment for your child that may be underage. The difference between the standby guardianship form and the guardian in that you appoint in your last will and testament is that the last will and testament would be if you pass away. The guardian under the will is the permanent guardian. On the contrary, a standby guardianship is more of when you are unavailable during a certain time frame. We always encourage clients to use our standby guardianship form, we provide them with a copy if they are going to be traveling out of the area. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office.