Tyler, TX asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Estate Planning for Texas

Q: Can i appoint a legal guradian in a will for my son other than his father if something were to happen to me?

We are divorced and my childs father has a history of drug abuse and is in cps system for child neglect, he can not keep a steady job and does not pay child support, he does not have a valid drivers license and constantly says he can not feed himself, therefore, i do not believe he could take care of our child if something were to happen to me.

1 Lawyer Answer

James Norman Willi

Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, you can designate legal guardians in your last will and testament.

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