Dayton, OH asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Ohio

Q: My God daughter's parents would like to name me as a stand by guardian in case they become incapacitated or die.

Both parents both children and myself live in Montgomery County Ohio. It looks like we want the designation of guardian form according to revised code 2111.121 written out with 2 witnesses and a notary public. I want to know if we're on the right track.

I did try contacting the Montgomery County probate court, maybe I asked it wrong, but they told me they couldn't answer if it was the right paperwork, just assist in filling it out if I ask.

We will definitely be going the further step of getting the wills re written with the 2nd daughter , but naming someone in a will appears to be less of a guarantee than having guardianship recommendations in place as well.

2 Lawyer Answers
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: In short, yes you're on the right track. You may want to contact the probate court clerks in Montgomery County. Each county is different, and some have specific documents for you to complete. The Court clerks can usually assist you or point you in the right direction.

Best of luck.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The parents could also make that designation in their Wills. There might be other things to consider in estate planning to provide for their children. They should use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local estate planning attorney to review their situation and advise them.

Mary Ellen Leslie Esq. agrees with this answer

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