What is a temporary guardian?

A temporary guardian is the person(s) you legally designate to care for your minor children for a short-term period if you are seriously injured or pass away.  Their role is to care for your children until the permanent guardians can assume their role, or care for the children until you recover from your injury. We recommend you name 4-5 family members or friends who live within 20 minutes from you, who you can count on to come and get the kids in an emergency, avoiding the need for your children to be placed into temporary foster care.