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It is important for everyone to have an estate plan that expresses their final wishes. This is especially true for people with young children so you can be the one to determine who will become the legal guardian of your children. However, even with an estate plan in place that sets forth who you want the legal guardian of your children to be, that person will still have to go to probate court in order to have that person appointed by the court. The court will give great deference to the person listed as your choice of a legal guardian for your children, especially if that person is a grandparent, sibling, etc. If the person you have chosen is not a family member, it may be important to include in your estate plan why someone like a grandparent or sibling should not be the legal guardian of your child. For more information, call the Law Office of Caitlin Rodriguez and receive your free initial consultation.