PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN
What happens to your children if something happens to you?
If you are a family with young children, then your estate plan should begin with a foundation that ensures your children will always be taken care of, at every stage, no matter what happens. At Minshall Law, one of our areas of greatest expertise is ensuring that your minor children are fully protected if the unthinkable happens.
Every family with minor children needs an “in case of emergency” plan so that if something happens to you, your caregivers and loved ones would know exactly what to do at every stage of a crisis, both financially with your estate plan, and personally with the custody of your minor children.
We know that no one could ever take your place, but we also know that you and you alone are the best person to decide who should be your children’s guardian if something happened to you. We help parents implement a plan to select guardians for their children, helping to ensure that it won't be a judge you don't know that will have to decide who should raise them. We make sure that your children are protected at every stage, that they never go into protective custody, and that they are raised by the people you want in the way you want.
Most estate planning law firms will have clients name permanent guardians for their kids, but they fail to ensure that your children are fully protected at every stage. At Minshall Law, we put your children at the center of your plan, the same way you’ve put them at the center of your life. Our process answers all questions your chosen guardian might have, well in advance of an emergency. It's not just choosing guardians, it's planning for all contingencies.
Do you have a Children’s Protection Plan in place?
If you are ready for the total assurance and peace of mind of knowing you’ve done everything you can to protect your children, you’re in the right place.
- Ensure that there is no chance your children will be placed with people you would never want to raise them.
- Ensure a judge will never decide who will raise your children.
- Ensure that your family will never get locked in a custody battle over your children.
- Ensure that the people you have carefully chosen will raise your kids in the way that you want, instilling your values.
- Ensure your caregivers would know exactly what to do and who to contact if you never arrived.
- Ensure that police and other personnel would know that you have minor children waiting for you at home.
- Ensure your children will never be placed with the Department of Children and Family Services, even momentarily, before their permanent guardians can be located.
- Ensure that the guardians you have selected have all the information they need about your children, including what is important to you.