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As a parent, you never want to think about not being there for your kids. But without proper planning, you are not in control of what happens to your kids if something happens to you. Having the proper guardianship paperwork in place is a critical step in any parent’s estate planning.

Stick Holding His Son
Stick Holding His Son

As a parent, you never want to think about not being there for your kids. But without proper planning, you are not in control of what happens to your kids if something happens to you. Having the proper guardianship paperwork in place is a critical step in any parent’s estate planning.

Some questions for you, Mom & Dad…

Do your kids have a legal guardian in the event something happens to you and your child’s other parent? And I am not talking about only in the event of your death. How about if you and your child’s other parent are both incapacitated in the hospital and cannot communicate? Have you decided who will take care of your kids until you are able to speak and/or return home? What if your spouse cannot be reached while you are in the hospital? Who will take care of the kids until your spouse arrives?

Do you have a short-term guardian? What happens if your kids’ long-term guardian lives out-of-state? Who will take care of kids for the short-term until that person arrives? Is the name and contact information of your kids’ legal guardian written in a document and in a place that is accessible and/or known by others?

What if your named guardian becomes incapacitated, disabled, or deceased? Do you have a backup, or two?

Does your named guardian know what to do? Let’s say your named guardian is able to immediately take your kids into custody…have you provided the guardian with any directions on how to actually take care of your kids? Or, are you leaving the decision making up to the guardian? Does your named guardian know if your kids have a food allergy? Does your named guardian know the date of your kids’ next doctor’s appointment, extracurricular activity, school schedule? Does your named guardian know your kids’ daily routine? 

Does your guardian know that you chose them to be your kids’ guardian? Does your named guardian even want to take care of your kids?

Don’t worry!

Lots of questions, right? Do you have the answers to all of them? Probably not. But, that’s okay!

In fact, most young parents do not know what would happen to their kids if something happened to one or both of the parents themselves.

A Florida Last Will and Testament provides only for nomination of a long-term guardian for your minor children, but this provision applies only after you pass away.

In the event of your incapacity or absence, a Last Will is not enough to prevent your minor child from potentially ending up in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS) and short-term foster care. A Last Will also does not provide specific directives on how you want your kids to be taken care of when in the custody of your named guardian.

 

Stick Holds Up His Estate Planning Documents
Stick Holds Up His Estate Planning Documents

Don’t worry!

Lots of questions, right? Do you have the answers to all of them? Probably not. But, that’s okay!

In fact, most young parents do not know what would happen to their kids if something happened to one or both of the parents themselves.

A Florida Last Will and Testament provides only for nomination of a long-term guardian for your minor children, but this provision applies only after you pass away.

In the event of your incapacity or absence, a Last Will is not enough to prevent your minor child from potentially ending up in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS) and short-term foster care. A Last Will also does not provide specific directives on how you want your kids to be taken care of when in the custody of your named guardian.

 

Not to mention, having only a Last Will means that your estate will have to go through Florida’s lengthy and expensive probate process, and your “plan” may be challenged by your family and/or not accepted by the Court. If you did not prepare a Last Will, your family will be left to decide who will take care of your kids. If two or more people want custody, they will have to battle it out in court. That is probably not a situation with which you want to leave them.

Parents need to have specialized written documents that provide for guardianship of a minor in Florida, including those that name multiple short- and long-term guardians, provide directions and contact information to first responders and hospitals, and detail protection and care directives to the minor’s guardian. My Kids Protection Plan® takes care of all this for you.

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I can help!

Guardianship of a minor in Florida, as provided in The Kids Protection Plan®, is tailored to each family and ensures that you will never again have to wonder what will happen to your kids in the event something should happen to you.

This package includes the following documents to ensure your minor children are protected and cared for in your absence:

✓ Nomination of Short-Term Guardian
✓ Nomination of Long-Term Guardian
✓ Nomination of Preneed Guardian
✓ Nomination of Health Care Surrogate for Minor
✓ Health Care Directives for Minor
✓ Directions for Guardian
✓ Legacy Documentation
✓ Babysitter Instructions
✓ Confidential Exclusion of Guardian
✓ Emergency Wallet ID Cards

Contact me today to learn even more about how to provide for guardianship of a minor in Florida through the Kids Protection Plan®, which other estate planning law firms have never heard of and will not be able to provide you.

I can help!

Guardianship of a minor in Florida, as provided in The Kids Protection Plan®, is tailored to each family and ensures that you will never again have to wonder what will happen to your kids in the event something should happen to you.

This package includes the following documents to ensure your minor children are protected and cared for in your absence:

✓ Nomination of Short-Term Guardian
✓ Nomination of Long-Term Guardian
✓ Nomination of Preneed Guardian
✓ Nomination of Health Care Surrogate for Minor
✓ Health Care Directives for Minor
✓ Directions for Guardian
✓ Legacy Documentation
✓ Babysitter Instructions
✓ Confidential Exclusion of Guardian
✓ Emergency Wallet ID Cards

Contact me today to learn even more about how to provide for guardianship of a minor in Florida through the Kids Protection Plan®, which other estate planning law firms have never heard of and will not be able to provide you.

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