Q: How do I prevent my children’s father from gaining custody if I pass away?
I have 2 kids. They are 12 and 10. Their father is on the birth certificate and we have a custody agreement. However, he is not part of their life and hasn’t been for the past 8 years, doesn’t pay child support, and lives across the country. They have had zero contact with him during this time. Is their anything I can do to assure that he does not get custody if I pass away?
A: You can designate a Guardian in your will and then that Guardian can file for custody if you die before they turn 18. Get an estate planning attorney to write your will
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