June 15, 2011
Deciding who will care for your children in the event that you pass away before they turn 18 can be a very difficult decision to make. No one likes to think about an untimely death, and it is especially hard to think about leaving your minor children behind.
But as you know, accidents and illness can strike without warning—which is why choosing a guardian is an essential part of your estate plan. Having your wishes documented about who should raise your kids if something happens to you is critical to ensuring they are well provided for in your absence.
As a Sacramento guardianship lawyer, I want to offer you some common sense guidelines to help you choose a legal guardian that can care for your kids if you and your spouse pass away at the same time. Print these out, talk them over with your spouse and get something in writing (preferably as part of your will) as soon as possible:
These are just a few of the questions that you must ask yourself when choosing a guardian for your children in the event that you pass away. If you’ve worked through this checklist and you are now ready to legally document your choice of guardians to ensure your kids are protected if something happens to you, be sure to give me, your Sacramento guardianship attorney, a call at (916) 241-9661. Ask about our Peace of Mind Planning Sessions and whether you qualify for a complimentary appointment with the mention of this blog.