Leslie Spoltore in our Wilmington office recently wrote on the Delaware Trial Practice Blog about Delaware’s “stand-by guardian” laws which allow a parent or guardian “afflicted with a progressive, chronic condition or terminal illness to make arrangements for the future care of their child without terminating their own legal rights.”  This law allows parents and guardians to responsibly plan for the care of their children without having to be concerned about estate disputes or disagreements among survivors as to who will care for an orphaned child.  Coupled with solid financial estate planning and an individual suffering from a terminal disease is able to truly get their affairs in order well in advance of their death.