A Guardianship provides for the Ward’s future, ensuring that decisions in his or her best interests are empowered. However, planning for the life’s vagaries should also be incorporated into the process.
To illustrate, co-guardians can be a useful option. Co-guardians can play a role in contingency planning in the event one Guardian becomes incapacitated, passes away, or is otherwise unable to serve. A substitute Guardian can be added in a subsequent proceeding, while the second Guardian provides that there is no gap or lag. Suitable nonprofits and agencies may also be a good choice for contingency planning.