My question involves guardianship in the State of: TX
In filling out a legal document titled "DECLARATION OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR MY CHILDREN IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH OR INCAPACITY" for the state of Texas.
1. I am married, do we need two signed forms, one for me, and one for my wife, with the same information?
2. On these forms, do I list my wife as the first guardian in the event of my death? OR do I only list guardians who are not my wife? If my wife survives me, and our child is still a minor, does she automatically have guardianship even if I don't list her as the first guardian on the declaration form?
3. I assume the two witnesses cannot be blood or family, but do they have to be someone I know? Can I just use other people at the location where I obtain Notary services?
4. Do I need to file the declaration with some authority or office in Texas, or just keep in with my important papers?