Why Naming A Guardian For Your Children Matters
Sixty-nine percent of parents have not named legal guardians for their children. Of the 31% who have, most have made one of several common mistakes. That means that if you have minor children at home (or children who have special needs), it is time to review your plan for their care, in case something happens to you.
Fortunately, covering the basics when it comes to designating a guardian isn’t complicated. You can learn the essentials by downloading our PDF from this link: 7 Must Dos When Naming A Guardian. If you and your spouse/partner cannot agree on who would be the ideal guardian(s) for your kids, it is something we can help with. We have special training from the Family Wealth Planning Institute on helping parents work through this critical decision.
Do not wait until it is too late to take care of this essential task. Schedule an estate planning session today!
The Consequences Of NOT Naming A Guardian
If you do nothing, the decision about who would raise your children (if something were to happen to you) would be left up to a judge to decide. A judge who does not know you, does not know what is important to you and does not know your children will make all of the decisions about who cares for the people who are most important to you in the world. We know that is not what you want.
The truth is, there may never be a perfect solution for you, but there is definitely a solution that is better than your children being raised by someone you did not choose.
Perhaps you think the way so many parents do, “if we don’t anticipate it, it will never happen, right?” If bad things never happened to good people, you would not need insurance, or any other type of protection. It would be great if that were true. Fortunately, there is a sensible approach to the selection of a guardian for your children that makes it a lot easier. And we can guide you through this most important of decisions.
In addition, we will guide you in putting together a comprehensive Kids Protection Plan® that will ensure you have named legal guardians for the long-term and for the short-term to protect your kids, no matter what, and handled all 7 Must-Dos when it comes to ensuring the well-being and care of your children.
Additional Resources To Secure Your Family’s Future
Read our special report on the 6 common mistakes parents make when naming legal guardians for their kids and how you can fix them now.
Additionally, in 10 minutes, this FREE website will help you protect your kids if something unthinkable happens to you prior to creating your formal estate plan. Think of it as the first step to ensuring your kids are raised by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what.
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