Nomination of Guardian

What is a Nomination of Guardian, and Why do I need one?

A Nomination of Guardian is a document in which you designate the person who will care for your minor children (their “Guardian”) in case both their parents are dead. While this is a low-probability event, if you ever go on dates with your spouse in the car together, it could happen. Leaving your families without a clear, legally enforceable expression of your desire for who should raise your children, at best adds expense and confusion to their grief. It is not uncommon for grandparents, aunts and uncles to hire lawyers and engage in expensive and traumatic battles over “who gets the kids.” And occasionally, children do end up in the foster care system, at least temporarily. NOTE – if you already have a Will, you probably have already nominated a Guardian in your Will, and don’t need to do a separate Nomination of Guardian. 

What is your process? 

You pick a signing date on the calendar below and enter your payment amount and credit card number using the Law Pay payment link below. Come to our office on the signing date, review your document with Attorney Donald H. Sienkiewicz, and get your questions answered. We do this in a workshop format, with up to six couples at a time in our conference room. Attorney Sienkiewicz will also explain how guardianship, probate, Wills and Trusts work. At the end of the workshop, you will sign your Nomination of Guardian, and we will witness it so that your wishes will be honored by the courts. You take your Nomination of Guardian home with you. 

What will you charge me? 

We will charge you whatever amount you enter into the payment field when you enter your credit card information – as little as one dollar.  If everyone who uses this service pays $100 per single parent, or $150 per married couple, our financial needs will be met.  However, feel free to pay more, or less, as feels right to you. Attorney Sienkiewicz will not know how much you’ve paid when he’s in the workshop with you. Please click on the “Make Payment” button below, and in the “Reference” box, type “Nomination of Guardian”

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Why are you offering me the opportunity to receive your service as a Gift?

Surveys show that about half of the Americans who die each year do so without basic estate planning documents in place, which makes their loved ones’ lives more difficult and painful (and expensive) than they need to be.  We don’t want your uncertainty about how estate planning works, your need for it, or its value to you, to be an obstacle to you taking reasonable steps to protect your loved ones.