Protecting Your Dependent With Guardianship

No one likes the idea of passing on while their children are young or a loved one becoming incapacitated, but it is something every family should consider. Turning a blind eye to the matter can result in your children winding up in the care of someone you would not have picked or a loved one without needed care at all. Despite its importance, this is not an easy decision to make, so how can you make it?

By consulting with the Pennsylvania estate planning team at Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we can help you weigh your options and appoint someone you trust with this major responsibility. Our Chester County guardianship lawyers understand the seriousness of this situation, and we can help you develop a plan you can count on for your future.

Make The Choice That Is Right For Your Family

There is no telling what tomorrow may bring, which is why you should have a plan in place that protects your family. Whether you have young children or a vulnerable adult in your care, they deserve to have a safety net under them if something should happen to you. A stroke, heart disease or a car accident can leave our children without a parent in an instant. If something like this should happen, your loved ones should know who will look after your kids.

Discussing something so grim can cause families to avoid this topic altogether, but doing so only comes to the loved one’s detriment. If you pass away without appointing a guardian and none of your friends and family take in your kids, they can become a ward of the state. A bit of planning today can keep your kids from ever having to worry about the foster care system.

Let Us Help You Make Your Plan

Appointing a guardian for your children or family member may not be an easy topic to discuss, but we are here to help. Contact our office in West Chester to schedule your initial consultation with us to begin your planning. Call 610-314-7066 or email us here to come meet with us.