If I get my Will notarized and it states who I would line to raise my child if I die, will this hold up?

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If I get my Will notarized and it states who I would line to raise my child if I die, will this hold up?

Asked on June 20, 2015 under Estate Planning, North Carolina

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The state of North Carolina allows a parent to name a guardian of their minor child in their Will. They are called "testamentary guardians" and once approved by the court in the probate process they will be allowed to raise your child as you would. Make sure that the WIll is properly done, though, or it may not stand.  And your naming a guardian is always subject to the parentla rights of both parents.  Good luck.


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