What is a good tip for those selecting a guardian?
Before you are ever faced with the possibility of guardianship, get your advance directive documents in place. Do this even if you think nothing will happen to you. Everyone 18 or older needs a durable power of attorney and a healthcare surrogate. It can help you avoid a guardianship in the first place, because someone will have the authority to make financial and medical decisions for you if you cannot. In addition, a Declaration Naming PreNeed Guardian may be completed allowing you to have a say in who your guardian will be, if you ever need one.