Can I use my will to name a guardian to care for my young children and manage their property?
If you have children who are under the age of 18, you definitely want to appoint a guardian in your will. The guardian would be the person who’s going to be responsible for the day-to-day care of the children. The court would need to appoint a person to care for your children in the event of your death and they’re going to look to the guardian that you appoint or name in your will as that person. The guardian may or may not be the same as the trustee. The trustee would be a person who manages and invests the money for the children. They do not have to be the same person but they certainly can be.