In your efforts to protect and nurture your family, it is important to be aware that you may not always be around. If one day you become unable to care for your loved ones, it is safe to have a plan in place that specifies who will. The last thing you want is for your family to face serious financial or medical
danger even as they struggle to deal with your loss.
Guardianships allow you to prepare for a time when you are not around or become unable to take care of your family. By designating a person to care for your dependents, you keep them safe from harm while creating a strong foundation for them to move forward. Mann & Kemp helps clients all over Central Arkansas organize guardianships for their children, parents, or anyone else who might need looking after.
Mann & Kemp offers the full range of guardianship services. When you ask us about assigning a guardian, we will work with you to:
Identify an Individual
When you choose a guardian for your loved ones, it’s essential that you find someone whom you can trust. We will thus walk you through all the steps it takes to find this individual. Typically, this begins by identifying the people you’re trying to protect and the reason they need a guardian. If you need someone to take care of your children, for example, you can usually just choose a guardian whom you know will be a loving and competent parent. But if you’re providing for a relative with dementia or a serious illness, you may need to pick someone with specific training.
Specify the Circumstances
Once you know whom you’re protecting and why they need a guardian, the next step is to delineate the circumstances under which the guardian must take over. Typically, these include your death, as well as the event that you become so ill as to be unable to care for them yourself.
Obtain Proper Authorization
The final step in assigning a guardian is to inform that person that you want them to fill this role and obtain their explicit authorization. We will work with you to get the guardians you want onboard and complete all the necessary paperwork, so no one can challenge the validity of this arrangement.
In addition to organizing guardianships, Mann & Kemp offers trust services, tax planning, and a range of other legal solutions that you can use to protect your family. Contact us today for more information on preparing for the worst possibilities and leaving your family on a sound legal and financial footing.
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