Kids Protection Planning
Did you know that 69% of parents have not yet named guardians for their kids?
kIDS PROTECTION PLANNING
HAVING A WILL ALONE SIMPLY DOES NOT ENSURE THE CARE OF YOUR KIDS IF THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS TO YOU! Thus, if you are a parent of minor children, a KIDS PROTECTION PLAN® is what your estate plan should begin with, to ensure your children will always be taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what.
At Dracheva Law one of our areas of greatest expertise is planning for the well-being and care of your children.
Without appropriate planning, if the unthinkable happens to you, then the unthinkable could happen to your children too.
Your children could be placed into the care of strangers while the authorities figure out what to do (yes, even if you have a will in place and even if you have a living trust). It’s true that this would likely only be temporary but trust us: you never want your children in the arms of strangers, not even for a minute.
Your children could be put into the custody and care of someone you would never want, like that one family member who has good intentions but who you would never want to raise your kids.
A judge who does not know you or your family will decide who will raise your kids, even if it is the last person, you would ever want.
Your family could get into a long-drawn-out custody fight or there could be a challenge to the guardians you have designated.
Up to 5% of the value of your assets could be lost to court costs and other unnecessary fees through the probate process, a court process that can tie up your assets for years and deprive your kids of the resources they need to live comfortably.
When your kids turn age 18, they get a check for whatever assets are left, no matter how immature they might be or what financial lessons they have not had a chance to learn yet.
Unscrupulous people out there find out when 18-year-olds are getting that inheritance check by searching the public court records.
Yes, these things scare us too. Therefore, we offer a Kids Protection Plan® with every estate plan we prepare for families with young children.
The Kids Protection Plan® is a comprehensive set of instructions, legal documents, and ID cards for your wallet so that you have what you need at any moment, in case you have kids at home who count on you for their well-being and care.
If you are in an accident or if anything else happens, your Kids Protection Plan® will ensure your children are raised by people you choose, not someone chosen by a probate judge who does not know you or your children.
You Don’t want Your Children to End up A Statistic
5.6 Million children suffer premature loss of a parent.
1 in 13 (or nearly 8%) of children in the United States will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18, that is why we do not skip this important step of Kids Protection Planning.
To get started with your Kids Protection Plan®, contact us.
In just 10 minutes, this FREE website can assist you in safeguarding your children’s future in the event that something unthinkable happens to you prior to creating your formal estate plan. Consider it as the first step towards ensuring that your children will be raised by your desired guardians and according to your wishes, regardless of any unforeseen circumstances.
WHAT WE DO
We help you to design a personalized Kids Protection Plan® that includes components of all of the following, depending on what is best for you and your children. We have thoughtfully packaged what we do into customizable options for you and your family, and all our fees are flat-rate and agreed to in advance so there are no surprises.
Temporary Guardianship Powers of Attorney
Instructions to Caregivers
ID Cards For Your Wallet
Letters To Temporary Guardians Regarding Emergency Access
Letters To Long-Term Guardians describing Your Family Values and How To Raise Your Children
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A will that only names guardians for your minor children is often not sufficient to protect them. Such wills often contain mistakes that could put children at risk of being placed in the care of strangers or individuals that the parents would not want to raise them. It is important to have a comprehensive estate plan that addresses all possible scenarios and includes measures to ensure the well-being and safety of your children.
Having a will alone may not be enough, especially if you have minor children. A comprehensive estate plan that takes into account all possible scenarios and includes various legal instruments such as a will, trust, durable power of attorney, and healthcare directive can provide a more complete protection and peace of mind for the family.
Don’t let a judge, who doesn’t know you or what matters to you, decide who raises your children or handles the money you’ll leave behind.
When it comes to protecting your children’s future, it’s important to work with a lawyer who has a wealth of experience in handling kids protection planning cases.
This will ensure that you and your children receive the best possible outcome. Raising your children is a vital responsibility, but without proper planning, their future can be at risk in the event of your death. Many families struggle after the loss of a parent due to lack of planning or using inadequate online platforms.
To avoid this, we recommend building a long-term relationship with an estate planning attorney who can guide you in creating a comprehensive plan to protect your children’s future, even when you’re no longer there to care for them.
The Kids Protection Plan® is a very important part of your Estate Plan, if you have minor children, and that is why we included it in all the Estate Plans that we prepare for families/or single parents with minor children.
Cost is a common concern when it comes to estate planning, and we understand that it can be a sensitive topic when choosing a professional to guide you. To address this, we have designed our fees on a flat-fee basis, so you know exactly what you’re committing to and there are no surprises.
We cannot quote fees online or over the phone, but we invite you to attend one of our upcoming kids protection planning events where we will provide information about our unique meeting process and fee schedule. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about how to take the next steps at the best time for you and your children.
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