If you're single, or married, and have children, life can be extremely busy.
But it's important to make plans if something happens to you. For many people, naming a minor's guardian is the impetus for getting their first wills.
The issue of guardianship can stop people in their tracks. It's frankly difficult for some to find another person whom will love their child and care for them.
But remember that kids grow up quickly and that guardianship is an issue only until age 18. After this age, no legal guardianship is generally involved. So it's a temporary situation that needs to be bridged.
And, if you also have a MA living trust in place, those trust assets can be managed more conveniently than under a guardianship. While the law still requires the appointment of a person to be legally in custody of minors (read 'get off the computer and go to sleep'), the tasks of investing money and using it for the child's benefit can better be handled by a subtrust created within a revocable MA living trust. The trustee does those tasks.
The trustee of a living trust operates under different legal rules than a court appointed guardian. If a guardian is need, remember that the same person can be both the guardian and the trustee.