Title 33
Probate Practice and Procedure

Chapter 5
Execution and Revocation of Wills

R.I. Gen. Laws § 33-5-4

§ 33-5-4. Nomination of guardian by will.

Every person authorized by law to make a will may nominate by his or her will a guardian or guardians for his or her children during their minority, and a successor guardian or guardians for persons who are retarded as defined in chapter 22 of title 40.1 for whom he or she had been appointed guardian during his or her lifetime, and the probate court shall appoint the guardian or guardians unless good cause be shown to the contrary; provided, that, in the case of husband and wife, the survivor, being otherwise qualified, shall be the guardian of their children.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 203, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 254, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 298, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 566, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 33-5-4; P.L. 1980, ch. 141, § 1.