When it comes time to consider who might take care of your children if something should happen to you, one way to protect them is by naming legal guardians in your estate plan.
Naming legal guardians in your estate plan can help your children achieve a measure of stability during an unstable time. Our lawyers will help you select a guardian who shares your values, geographic preference, scholastic goals and your religious heritage. If you name a guardian now, it can limit the potential for disagreements between family members later down the road.
Guardians are also necessary for when a parent is terminally ill, unfit or otherwise unable to care for an underage child.
After discussing your situation and the needs of the child you are concerned about, our attorneys will advise you on the rights and responsibilities of guardianship variations, and can file and pursue an appropriate petition in court.