If the Unthinkable Were to Happen to You Today, What Happens to Your Minor Children?
If you were to pass away suddenly without guardian nominations, a judge who doesn’t know you or your children would decide who raises them.
This can be avoided with our NEW
Digital Kids Safeguard System
California Residents Only at this Time
Kids Safeguard System Includes the following documents:
Nomination of Temporary Guardians
Confidential Guardian Exclusion
Letter to Long-Term Guardian
Letter to Temporary Guardian
Family Emergency Information Printable
Bonus: Wishes to Guardian Printable
Limited Time Offer $49
California Residents Only at this Time
Our digital ONLY Kids Safeguard System was created to do just that. It allows you to legally document your wishes where you are making the decisions for your kids and not a court making decisions that doesn’t know you or your kids.
This is a tool for you to engage in self-help and complete legal documents on your own without obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state. Once you complete the questionnaire and pay, the documents will be e-mailed to you and available for download. You will be responsible for getting your documents printed and signed by a public notary.
Why nominate guardians for your minor children? To better help you understand here are some our FAQ’s
What is a guardian?
Although a guardianship for an incapacitated adult can be avoided by adding proper powers of attorney, and explicit directions for them, to your estate plan, you should always name guardians for minor children. A court will want to make sure the child’s best interests are cared for. The way that you, as a parent, can make your wishes known is to designate a guardian for your minor children in your estate plan.
If the person that would be a great guardian is not good with money, can I still select them?
How do I name guardians for my children?
Even though it’s hard and no one can raise your children as well as you can, move forward and select the guardians you think will muddle through the best. Some people delay estate planning because they can’t make this decision. Don’t do that; your inaction puts your children at risk. And, be sure to name back-up guardians as well in case your first choice is unable to serve if the time comes.
What is the guardian I name for my children can't serve when the time comes?
What should I consider when naming guardians?
Choose a guardian that shares your same parenting style and values, and will also provide the best education, health, support and love for your child.
Naming a couple to act as guardians when you don’t necessarily want one to act alone.
Make sure you have at least two alternatives listed when naming a guardian for you child.
Why You Should Nominate Guardians for your Minor Children…..
- If something happend to you and the other parent of your minor children, do you know what would happen to your kids?
- Do you want a judge who doesn’t know your children making decisions of who would care for them if you could not?
- Maybe you have an idea or have even discussed it with the potential guardians, but have you legally doucumented your wishes?
- Do you live close to family or have short-term guardians nominated so that if an emergency, they could get to the kids quickly so child protective services doesn’t get involed and potentially remove your children from their home and put them in foster care?
- Is there someone that you would never want to be guardians of your children that could petition the court for guardianship?
- If you left your kids with a babysitter for date night and there was a car accident, does your babysitter know who to call? Can the babysitter get ahold of your family that lives close by to take your kids quickly?
At Hermance Law, we strive to provide our clients with the absolute best experience possible. Our offices are child-friendly to accommodate every member of your family. Our team is dedicated to assisting you every step of the planning process. We want you to know that here you aren’t just clients, you are a part of the Hermance Law family.