Estate planning is the process by which parents can legally protect their children by naming guardians to care for them both in the immediate aftermath of an accident or tragedy and permanently. By creating a comprehensive estate plan you can document and provide guidance for the guardians and caregivers of your children. You can help ensure that the financial resources you intend to leave for your child will be used as you would.
Choosing guardians for your children can be an incredibly difficult and even painful process. When one of your children has special needs, it’s even harder. No one is a greater advocate for your child than you and no one understands him or her better than you do. As parents we “go to bat” for our children relentlessly and would do absolutely anything for them we possibly could. The trick is to help educate others as best as we can to understand and learn how they can step up to the plate for us if we’re ever unable to continue advocating for our children ourselves. A good estate planning attorney should have a process to compassionately (not clinically) help you through that decision-making process.
And if you’re in Massachusetts and would like to talk privately about your family’s needs and learn what you can do to best protect and provide for your children in case anything ever happens to you, just email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call my office(781-740-0848) to get started today.