Do you often wonder what might happen to your dependents, after you've passed? While it isn't an easy thing to worry about, it is something that is very important. No one expects to pass in an untimely death, but can happen. That's why estate planning in Raleigh NC is a key part of life. Do you have an estate plan? If so, have you designated guardians for your children? If you haven't now might be the best time to do so.
Choosing a Guardian For Your Children | Estate Planning in Raleigh NC
Naming someone guardian of your dependent or minor children won’t be an easy task. In addition, there are several things those taking the responsibility on should understand. It’s important to make sure the person you name understands how this situation could affect them, as well as what provisions will be needed, financially and mentally. You might be prepared to leave your children with more than enough, financially, after you pass, but it’s still important to sit down and talk through every type of situation that might happen during the time your guardian is raising your surviving children.
When choosing a guardian, consider the following:
What are their beliefs?
- Where do they live?
- Do they have parenting skills?
- Do your kids know them?
- How old are the potential guardians?
- What is their family life like?
- What is their financial situation like?
These are important questions to consider before asking someone to be a guardian for your children. In our next blog post, we will talk about each of these questions in detail, so that choosing a guardian might be easier when the time comes. Be sure to visit back wtih us soon.
If you haven’t named a guardian for your dependent or minor children in the event of your untimely death, now might be a great time to do so. For help incorporating this into your current will, or to have a will drafted, should you not yet have one, contact our attorney in Raleigh NC at Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC. We will gladly work with you to ensure all steps of estate planning are taken and documented so that they’re ready, if needed
Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC | Estate Planning in Raleigh NC
Have you considered estate planning in Raleigh NC, now, to avoid issues for your family and loved ones in the future? If so, now might be a great time to meet with our estate lawyers. To make an appointment for your first planning consultation, call today!
And, as always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact our lawyer in Raleigh NC to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It's never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition,we are here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.