Choosing to go through litigation with a loved one's estate isn't an easy decision. For some people, the entire goal of the process is to ensure that the decedent's wishes are actually followed. One area that might come under scrutiny is the will.
One of the most important things that you have to decide as part of your estate planning, particularly if you are a single parent, is who will care for your children if you pass away. The person you choose will need to have the guardianship designation. This is a legal document that gives them the power to do anything that you would normally do for the children, including making decisions about education and health care.