If you are a parent, you recognize how dependent your children are upon you. They rely on you to provide them with the necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. As a parent you wear many hats. You are a coach, a listening ear and an advocate for your child. But, have you thought about what would happen to your children if something happened to you? Who would love them like you do? Who would raise them with your goals and beliefs?
These are such important questions for parents that they should not be left in the hands of the court to decide. Judges are busy and dockets are full. If you do not put it in writing then the judge will be left guessing who you would have wanted to raise your children. They may have to resort to naming the person that looks best on paper. That person may not be the same person you would have selected. The best way to avoid having to have a court decide these issues is to implement an estate plan for the care of your children in the event of your incapacity or death.
As a parent, you have the ability to designate who would take care of your children if something happens to you. Our office can help you to put the proper documents in place to ensure that your children would be taken care of by the people that you know and trust. You get to select who you would want to raise them with your goals and beliefs rather than leaving a judge to decide this question for you.