No matter how old or young you are, creating an estate plan is a vital step. Young families need to consider planning for their future especially when children are involved. Choosing the appropriate guardian is an important step and Estrada Legal is able to help you create a well-designed estate plan that fits your family’s needs.
What questions do I need to ask when choosing a guardian?
Who Will Care For My Children?
It is important for all parents to have a discussion to answer the question, who will care for our children? Life is unpredictable and families need to decide who is the best fit to care for their children in case life takes an unplanned turn. Who do you trust to care for your children? Who do your children trust to care for them?
Factors To Consider When Naming A Guardian
Although a family member, like an aunt or uncle, may seem to be the initial best option, you may need to give it further consideration.
Consider where people live, because the physical relocation of children can be stressful on top of dealing with a great loss. You may also want to consider lifestyle, moral beliefs and other factors when choosing a guardian.
Here are a couple questions to consider:
Does the relative or friend have a lifestyle that allows them to care for children?
Do the people you plan to name as guardian have the same belief system as you when it comes to politics or religion?
Can the guardian afford to care for your children if you are unable to provide for them financially?
Does the guardian actually want to care for your children?
Do my children want to be taken care of by the people I choose as guardians?
Estrada Legal PC
At Estrada-Legal, PC, we approach estate planning with the idea that your family is your most important asset. Once you have carefully chosen the appropriate guardian for your children, we can create the legal framework. No matter how young or old you are it is important to create an estate plan that is tailored to your family’s needs.