MISTAKE #1 –Named a couple to act as guardians when you don’t really want both people in the couple and you haven’t said what should happen if the couple broke up or one of the partners in the couple died.
This happens all the time when plans are drafted for clients. Parents say they want a couple to be the guardians for their kids, but no one considers what should happen if the couple breaks up or dies at the same time.
I mean, do you really want your sister’s husband (or your brother’s wife) raising your kids?
Sometimes yes, but often, no. That’s not what you meant at all.
So don’t make this mistake. When naming a couple to serve as guardians, make sure to be clear about what you really mean.