Welcome back. In our last post, we talked about choosing a guardian for your dependent and minor children should you pass in an untimely death. While we all hope that this never happens, it's possible that it might. That's why it's important to plan for these things accordingly with an estate plan and will.
Attorney in Raleigh NC | Choosing a Guardian
To ensure that this doesn't happen to your family, consider choosing a guardian for your dependent or minor children as soon as possible. Choosing the right guardian for your children might mean talking with family members and friends to see who’s capable of taking your children and caring for them. Oftentimes, an alternate guardian might be named to ensure there’s someone of your choice able to take your children when you pass.
Being named guardian of your dependent or minor children won’t be an easy task. There’s quite a bit to understand when taking on that responsibility. It’s important to make sure the person you name understands how this situation could affect them, as well as what provisions will be needed, financially and mentally. You might be prepared to leave your children with more than enough, financially, after you pass, but it’s still important to sit down and talk through every type of situation that might happen during the time your guardian is raising your surviving children.
If you haven’t named a guardian for your dependent or minor children in the event of your untimely death, now might be a great time to do so. For help incorporating this into your current will, or to have a will drafted, should you not yet have one, contact our attorney in Raleigh NC at Klish and Eldreth, PLLC. We will gladly work with you to ensure all steps of estate planning are taken and documented so that they’re ready, if needed.