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    Default Guardianship to relative in another country

    I was wondering what is required to give guardianship to a relative that is living in another country (Costa Rica) and is a citizen of that country. What paperwork is needed? Can this be done with a standard will? Just considering a situation that me and my wife are both gone and we want our children to go to her sister and husband. We live in Missouri and the children were born here. Thanks in advance!

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    Default Designating Guardians

    You can designate guardians for your children in your estate plan. With the international component, you may wish to consult a local lawyer about the best way to ensure that your wishes are honored. For example, you may benefit from designating a local temporary guardian who can attend to the children and their needs while your sister-in-law and her husband make arrangements to bring the children to Costa Rica.

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