Can you name the same person as a guardian of both person and estate?

You may certainly name the same person(s) as guardian of the person and estate (many do), or you may name different people. In some instances, the person who you feel is best suited to provide shelter and care for your children may not be the best person to manage their finances. If that’s the case, you should consider nominating guardians whom you know will be able to communicate and work well together. You may also want to leave detailed instructions regarding how the guardians should make decisions regarding the children’s homelife, expenses, and any distribution of assets. Though these directions are unlikely to be legally binding, they can provide helpful guidance to guardians who are unsure about your wishes.

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