Kids Protection Planning
Our Kids Protection Plan protects your most vulnerable loved ones.
Of the 31% of parents who have, most have not done so correctly. These are the 6 most common mistakes that parents (and their lawyers!) make when naming legal guardians. When you schedule your Family Legacy Planning Session with us, we will fix those mistakes with you to ensure your children are protected.
Having a Will Alone Simply Does Not Protect Your Kids When the Unthinkable Happens
If you are a parent of minor children (or those with special needs) who are counting on you, your estate plan must ensure that your children will be taken care of by the right people in the right way.
At Atlantis Law, one of our areas of greatest expertise is planning for the well-being and care of children. There is no part of your legacy that is more important.
At Atlantis Law, one of our areas of greatest expertise is planning for the well-being and care of the children you love.
Without proper planning, if the unthinkable happens to you, here’s what could happen:
- Your children could be placed into Child Protective Services (CPS) even if you have a will in place; even if you have a living trust while your legal documents or located or your family is identified. Or worse, your kids could be left in the care of the one person in your family you would never want raising them;
- A Judge who doesn’t know you, or your family, will decide who will raise your kids, even if it’s the last person you would ever want;
- Approximately 5% of the total value of your assets could be lost due to probate, a court process that can tie up your assets for months or years and deprive your kids of the resources they need to live comfortably;
- When your kids turn 18, they get a check for whatever assets are left – outright with no protection;
- There are unscrupulous people who make it their business to review public records to find out what 18 year olds are coming into money; The vast majority of estate planning attorneys simply do not address these issues, and do not plan from a parent’s perspective.
Yes, these things scare us too. That’s why we offer a Kids Protection Plan® with every estate plan we prepare for families with young children.
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What is included in the Kids Protection Plan®?
Once your plan is in place, you need to ensure it will be used properly. Your Kids Protection Plan ID card, which you keep with you at all times, lets the authorities know how to properly care for your children if the unexpected happens to you. Without such protections in place, you run the risk of having your children placed into the custody of child protective services while the state determines proper guardianship.
When it comes to your kids, there is no such thing as preparing too much. Our Kids Protection Plan leaves no stone unturned to ensure your loved ones are protected.
Choosing the proper guardian for your minor children is of the utmost importance, but it is only half of the battle. Without the proper estate plan in place, the person you choose to care for your kids may not be the person who they ultimately end up with. When you are not around to care for them, your kids deserve the security that our Kids Protection Plan provides.
With a proper, legal estate plan in place, there will be no ambiguity about what should happen to your kids if you are no longer able to care for them. You need an experienced California estate planning attorney to ensure that you have planned for every possible contingency. We are here to help.
Whether your special needs children are still minors or they are over the age of 18, they deserve and require special estate planning from you now. A skilled and experienced estate planning specialist at Atlantis Law will help you protect your vulnerable loved ones best interests.
With the proper estate planning documents in place, your special needs child will be cared for after your passing, will be placed with the proper guardian, and will have a solid financial future without unnecessary taxation or stripping of public benefits.