By designating a Guardian for your children and creating the proper documents, your voice will be heard even if you’re not there to raise your children.
We know how much your family means to you. Few things are more important. Perhaps you have already decided who will care for your children if you are unable. You may have already made provisions in your will. Most people naturally assume that is enough.
They are wrong! Guardianship is more than just naming someone to raise your children. It’s about planning and safeguarding your children’s future.
Who Will Take Care of Your Children?
We look at the world today and assume it will be the same in 10 years. The harsh reality is that people change, children change, guardians change, lives change. You can’t, in a simple will, plan for the long term.
If your guardian dies, becomes disabled, resigns, gets divorced or can no longer handle the job what happens then? That is the type of planning we’ve done for our clients and their children, and they’ve thanked us for it.
Parents know how to best to raise their children
If you can no longer care for your children, you want someone to step in who reflects your values and standards of care. If an accident, illness, or something worse prevents you from caring for your children, Massachusetts law permits parents to designate the choice of a guardian.
The guardianship documents that we prepare will be honored by a court
The court, however has the final decision, so it is essential that your documentation stand the legal test. We will help you create a properly prepared guardianship document that allows you to choose the persons or persons who will raise your children.
Unless a court finds a compelling reason otherwise, a court will honor your wishes if described in a properly prepared guardianship document.
How Can You Predict What You Cannot Expect?
Life is uncertain. Your responsibilities are not. Just get started! We’ll prepare a guardianship appointment so a court will hear your voice and honor your choices.