At Christenson & Fiederlein, PC, we understand the importance of planning for the future, including anticipating unexpected tragedies.
If you are concerned about what would happen to your children if something should happen to you, it may be wise to consider establishing a guardian.
This arrangement ensures that a person (usually a minor child or a special needs individual) will be cared for if something happens. One of our Genesee County estate planning attorneys can provide you with guidance and assistance to file the necessary paperwork and establish guardianship.
A guardian will typically be responsible for the following:
These responsibilities are important to protect the person's welfare. To avoid having the court appoint a guardian in an emergency, you should choose a person who is trustworthy to be the guardian. They should be someone that you can rely on to make decisions which are in their best interest. It is advisable that a family member is appointed the guardian, however, we realize that this may not always be possible.
It is highly recommended that you consult with a skilled Flint estate planning lawyer before naming a guardian. Establishing guardianship of a minor or an adult individual who cannot care for themselves can be a complex and time-consuming process. Our firm can provide you with the compassionate and personalized care that you deserve to evaluate the best solution for your unique situation. With years of experience under our belt, we are prepared to assist you in any way we can.
For a free consultation with a knowledgeable member from our team, call us now at (810) 292-3115.