It’s pretty shameful that my husband and I haven’t prepared a living will or a legal contingency plan designating guardianship for our daughter–especially shameful because my father’s legal expertise is in estate planning.
That’s not to say we haven’t talked about it, because we have. We’ve talked about it a lot. We’ll go back and forth on between one or two family members who we could blindly trust to care for our daughter, always coming back and agreeing on one single person. Though we have large families, many of our family members make poor life decisions, struggle with mental illness, or are crazy-financially strapped with more kids than dollars. So for us, this macabre conversation is hardly the stuff of Modern Family. Continue reading