Protect the interests of your children by establishing guardianship.
Basically speaking, a guardian is a person who is chosen or appointed to make legal decisions for someone who cannot make these choices on their own. Many parents in Charlotte, North Carolina choose to pre-determine guardianship for their children in the event that they are no longer able to care for them.
If you are interested in establishing guardianship for your minor children, this legal action requires the oversight of an established, experienced law firm, like ours at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter. We urge you to carefully consider who you will choose as your children’s guardian. Factors to consider should include the person’s current relationship with your children, their capacity to care for your children, and their willingness to comply with your wishes.
Although it is difficult to think about who will care for your children if you are no longer able to, establishing guardianship is an essential part of planning for the future of your children. We can consult with you about who is the best option for this position in addition to carefully drafting and solidifying all necessary legal documentation. Overall, we are dedicated to supporting your legal needs and providing the best counsel possible based on your situation.
Offering compassionate, experienced legal representation for families and individuals in Charlotte, our goal is to help you solidify the best guardianship situation for your children. For questions or to set up your initial consultation, reach out to us at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter today.
Common Questions About Establishing Guardianship
Putting together your estate plan requires you to think about the future and the future of your children. At our law firm, we can help you establish guardianship so you have peace of mind knowing that if something happened to you, your children would be cared for how you want.
What is guardianship?
A guardian is a legally appointed person who has the authority to care for another person. The guardian you pick will take care of your children’s physical, mental, and financial wellbeing in the event of your death.
What qualities should I look for in a guardian for my children?
Choose someone responsible who could reasonably handle being able to take care of your children if you could not. Ideally, this person should hold some of your values and be willing to commit to raising your children how you would want.
Can I switch guardians?
Yes. If at any point you feel like a guardian you appointed is no longer a suitable option, you can alter the guardian you choose in your estate plan.
How do I establish guardianship?
You usually establish guardianship as part of the estate planning process. More specifically, you typically name a guardian in your will.
Why should I work with your law firm?
We understand the intricacies of the estate planning process and have your best interests in mind at all times. We can help you create a legally binding estate plan that establishes guardianship and provides you with peace of mind.