The nature of a parent is to worry about one’s children. We worry so often over our children’s education, their happiness, their health. The biggest worry? Who will take care of our children if anything should happen to us? Questions like these are why it is imperative to prepare an estate plan that will protect your children before it is too late. Family estate planning can ensure that the estate remains in the family and that your children are protected and well cared.
Should something happen to you that may hinder your ability to care for your children, a guardian can stand in your place to make day-to-day decisions on your children’s behalf. Oftentimes this person is recognized in a will and will help your children grow as they protect them if you no longer can.
Making the Decision
While the first choice of guardian in a will is typically a spouse, this emotional decision is not to be taken lightly. There is no obvious choice, but the person who will take charge of your children should be physically and emotionally capable of providing care for them. Your children’s grandparents will inevitably age and their aunts and uncles or your dear friends may be a better option as time progresses. In the end, you will want to make sure you that you have the final say in who will take care of your children and their future.
Overcoming the Hurdle
Fortunately, most guardians never need to step into their role and changing your choice of guardian is a simple task with the assistance of your lawyer. At the Siegel Law Group we are willing and able to help provide further guidance on how to prepare your estate plan to protect your minor children. This decision is personal as can be but an outside advisory can assist in making the best possible choice.
Help from The Siegel Law Group
We can help you or your family navigate the often stressful estate planning process with ease. We want to help you make the best choices for your loved ones. If you would like to learn more about how to prepare your estate plan or are interested in any of our other services, you can contact the The Siegel Law Group at (855)FLA-ESTATE or (561)955-8515 for your free consultation. Visit our website https://siegellawgroup.com/ for our full list of trusted and compassionate estate and elder law representation services.