Guardianship / Naming Legal Guardians For Minor Children
69% of parents have not named legal guardians for their children. Of the 31% who have, most have made one of 6 common mistakes. That means that if you have minor children at home (or children who have special needs), it’s time to review your plan for their care, if and when something happens to you.
Begin here with our report on the 6 common mistakes parents make when naming legal guardians for their kids and how you can fix them now. Then, consider taking the very first step that every parent must have in place (no matter whether you have $1 or $10 million), and name legal guardians for your children for the long-term here.
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If you and your spouse/partner cannot agree on who would be the ideal guardian(s) for your kids, that’s something we can help with. We have special training on helping parents work through this critical decision. 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 doesn’t know you, doesn’t know what’s important to you, and doesn’t know your children will make all the decisions about who cares for the people who are most important to you in the world.We know that’s not what you want.And, 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 didn’t choose.
Perhaps you think the way so many parents do, “if we don’t anticipate it, it will never happen, right?”Then I guess that means you don’t need things like insurance or any other type of protection since bad things never happen to good people, right? And wouldn’t it be great if that were true.
Responsible Parents Protect Their Children, And That Means You Must Think About The Unthinkable
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 to put in place a comprehensive Kids Protection Plan® that will ensure you have handled all 7 Must-Dos when it comes to ensuring the well-being and care of your children by naming legal guardians for the long-term and for the short-term to protect your kids, no matter what.
Having A Will Alone Simply Does Not Ensure The Care Of Your Kids If The Unthinkable Happens To You!
What Is A Kids Protection Plan®?
If you are a parent of minor children (or those with special needs) who are counting on you, your estate plan must begin with your children would always be taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what happens. At Colorado Wills and Estates, one of our areas of greatest expertise is planning for the well-being and care of the children you love.
A Kids Protection Plan® is a set of instructions, legal documents and even an ID card for your wallet, which you need to have if you have kids at home who count on you for their well-being and care.
If you are in an accident, your Kids Protection Plan® will make sure your children are never taken into the custody of Child Protective Services, strangers or the care of anyone you wouldn’t want because the authorities don’t have clear instructions from you. And your Kids Protection Plan® will ensure your children are raised by people you choose, not someone chosen by a Judge who doesn’t know you.
To get started with your Kids Protection Plan®, contact us.
Keep your child’s future in your hands.
Having a will or naming godparents is simply not enough to keep the court system from making decisions about your children’s care in the event of your incapacity or death. Don’t let a judge, who doesn’t know you or what matters to you, decide who raises your children or handles the money you’ll leave behind.
Contact Colorado Wills And Estates
If you have questions about how to get started with your estate plan, contact attorney Brian Musell at Colorado Wills and Estates, located in Denver and Castle Rock, Colorado, by calling (720) 647–5280, emailing, or through our contact form.
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