You would do whatever it takes to protect your children. Unfortunately, many parents don’t realize how vulnerable they can be if you or your spouse become temporarily or permanently incapacitated. Establishing a children’s crisis plan with an experienced attorney in Texas or California is vital.
Understanding Children’s Crisis Planning
Children’s crisis planning is legal instructions that include a range of legal documents that can protect your children if something happens to you or your spouse. A significant part of the plan is establishing a transparent chain of command for both short- and long-term guardianship of your minor children.
Suppose you and your spouse are in an accident. In that case, your children’s crisis plan will ensure your minor children are not placed in the custody of Child Protective Services or someone you wouldn’t have chosen to care for your children. Your children’s crisis plan will ensure your minor children are raised by individuals you’ve appointed and not someone chosen by a judge in Texas or California.
A children’s crisis plan created with legal expertise from an estate planning attorney may include documents that cover the following:
- Appointment of a short-term guardian for your minor children
- Appointment of a long-term guardian for your minor children
- Appointment of a health care power of attorney for your minor children
- Health care directions for guardians of your minor children
- Emergency ID cards parents can carry with instructions on whom to contact first
- Babysitter instructions with a list of contacts
Many components of children’s protection planning require filing legal documents that can be difficult to navigate if you are unaware of the legal process. The last thing you need is for any question of who will be caring for your minor children, so you must work with an experienced attorney to help establish a children’s crisis plan for your children. Our team of attorneys will work with you to understand your unique situation and craft a children’s crisis plan to meet your needs for you and your minor children.
The Value of Working with an Expert Children’s Crisis Planning Attorney
Bromlow Law, PLLC is here to help you and your family understand legal strategies to preserve your legacy. Our family-centric approach can give your family peace of mind that your legacy is protected and legal conflict is avoided.
Laura L. Bromlow is an attorney licensed in Texas and California and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation. She can help you and your loved one understand estate planning, elder law, asset protection planning, guardianship, special needs planning, probate, and trust and estate administration. Laura and her team invite you to contact them to learn how they can help you safeguard your future.