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Securing Your Children's Future: A Guide to Guardianship Planning

Loune-Djenia Askew, Esq.

Mar 15, 2024

As parents, the thought of leaving our children behind is deeply concerning. While the future remains uncertain, we can take steps to ensure their well-being through guardianship planning.

What is Guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal responsibility assigned to an individual or entity to care for a minor child in the absence of a parent or legal guardian. This encompasses the child's needs, along with crucial decisions about their upbringing and, potentially, managing their assets.

Why is it Important?

Without a designated guardian, the court will decide on one, potentially leading to uncertainties and conflicts, especially if family members disagree. Guardianship planning offers several advantages:

  • Honoring your wishes,

  • Minimizing family disputes,

  • Promoting stability,

  • Avoiding state intervention.

Choosing a Guardian:

This crucial decision requires careful consideration of several factors such as relationship, values and upbringing, willingness and capacity and last but not least location and living arrangements.

For more information, contact our office at Askew & Associates, P.A. by calling 954-546-2699.

Disclaimer: this blog post is not intended to be legal advice. We highly recommend speaking to an attorney if you have any legal concerns.

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