– Speak to the proposed Guardian and make sure that they are willing to assume the responsibilities of a Guardian.
– Would the Guardian make the same decisions raising your children as you would?
– Do you believe that the Guardian shares your values?
– Would the Guardian be dedicated to your children?
– If the Guardian has their own children, would they treat your children on an equal footing?
– Does the Guardian live in your community or will the children be removed from all their friends, their school and community activities?
– Does the Guardian share your religious beliefs (if this is important to you)?
– Does the Guardian have enough space in their home?
– If a child has special needs, is the Guardian able to look after that child?
– Is the Guardian young enough to raise your children?
– Is the Guardian healthy or do they suffer any disabilities that could interfere in caring for your child?
– Does the Guardian have a history of criminality or alleged child abuse?
– Consider the financial needs of your children.
– Does your Estate adequately provide for the children?
– Is the Guardian financially self-sufficient?
– Does the Guardian have the financial means to top up the child’s financial needs?
– Can the Guardian be trusted with overseeing the children’s money?
– How familiar are your children with the Guardian?
– Do your children like the Guardian?
– How familiar is the Guardian with your children?
– Does the Guardian like your children?