Sometimes the most difficult part of the estate planning meeting I have with my California clients concerns their choice of guardians for their minor children. Sometimes they are troubled about having too few people to choose from and at other times they are concerned about who they choose when their children are young may be different from those they would choose if their minor children were a bit older. Keep in mind that California law provides that the nomination of guardians is made in your Will (rather than in your living trust or durable powers of attorney).
A terrific blog post that may be helpful in choosing the appropriate guardian can be viewed by clicking here.
If you would like to discuss this and other California estate planning topics with a tax attorney located in Los Angeles, call Mitchell A. Port at (310) 559-5259.