August 1, 2019
It's back to school time and that means filling out the school emergency card. If you have not, In this article I want to dispel the common myth regarding the school emergency cards we all fill out at the beginning of each school year.
Contrary to popular belief, a school emergency card will not protect your children from spending time in the hands of social services if something tragic happens to you. The emergency card only gives named contacts permission to pick your kid up if they are sick, not take short-term custody of them if one or both parents are killed or incapacitated in an accident.
Below 3 easy steps parent can take to create an emergency plan prior to going to back to school so there is no confusion or legal headaches should tragedy strike.
Creating a back-to-school emergency plan is so easy— and something that will greatly pay off if a parent is injured or killed during school hours. The first few hours after an emergency are the most painful for a child, so it’s important for parents to make sure their kids spend that time with people they love and trust, rather than in the arms of the state.
If you’d like assistance, simply call our office at (916) 241-9661 and schedule a consultation. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you map out a plan that ensures your child would be protected through all of life’s transitions.