Establishing Guardianship in California
Rancho Cucamonga Estate Planning Attorney
Guardianship is the practice of determining a new caregiver for your minor
children should you become incapacitated and unable to care for them or
should you pass away before they are legal adults. It may seem devastating
to think of a future for your children that doesn't involve you, but
it is often wise to plan ahead just in case a tragic event should occur.
When you call Atlantis Law, the firm's
estate planning lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga can help you identify your family's needs
and draft the appropriate documents for their protection.
Adding Guardianship to a Will
It is often best to establish guardianship in your will. You can include
a paragraph in the document discussing where you would like your children
to go should you pass away. You may want to designate a family member,
such as a sibling or a parent, to take care of the children.
You also may want to consider designating a trusted family friend who you
believe could be a good godparent. When this guardianship provision is
carefully included in a will that has been signed and witnessed, it will
be the guiding plan if an unfortunate incident occurs.
Creating Trusts for Minor Children
In addition to adding guardianship to your will, it may be wise to funnel
all of your possessions into trusts. Doing so can help you provide for
your children by designating a trustee who can apportion the funds out
of the trusts to them based on your instructions. This arrangement ensures
that your children will be financially cared for after you pass away.
If you want more information about establishing guardianship or would like
an attorney to help you begin estate planning as a precaution, call Atlantis
Law today. The team at Atlantis Law does things right the first time and
will take extra care to make sure that your guardianship documents are
legal and will be recognized in the courts.
Take a few moments to
call the firm today to learn more about creating a guardianship for your loved one.