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Designation of Pre-Need Guardian

Designation of Pre-Need Guardian

Overview

Parents, natural or adoptive, may nominate a pre-need guardian of the person, property or both for minor children by making a written declaration that names such guardian to serve if the minor’s last surviving parent becomes incapacitated or dies. A surviving parent always has priority to act as a guardian in the event that the other parent dies first without some other prior court intervention terminating the survivor’s rights. The declarant or declarants may also name an alternate to the guardian to act if the designated preneed guardian refuses to serve, renounces the appointment, dies, or becomes incapacitated after the death of the last surviving parent of the minor.