69% of parents have not named legal guardians for their kids. That means those kids are at risk of being raised by the wrong people (decided by the Court) if something happens to their mom and dad. While it might seem the likelihood of that is slim, the impact is severe. It’s worth handling properly.
This workshop is great for fundrasiers!!
During the workshop, attorney Jenny Ling will guide you through the process of nominating guardians for your children and help you avoid 1 of 6 all too common mistakes parents make when nominating guardians. Parents will have documents completed for guardian nomination at the end of the workshop. It is thus essential that both parents attend. You will also discover how to:
• Prevent your children from spending even one moment in the care of strangers (or anyone you wouldn’t want) if anything happens to you.
• Avoid the expenses and delays of a long, drawn-out court process that would make life difficult for your loved ones if you were in an accident.
• Protect your children’s inheritance from creditors, lawsuits and failed marriages.
• Make sure your hard-earned money is immediately and privately available to your chosen guardians.
• Leave behind more than just your money.
FAQ's on Workshop
Advice and counseling on how and who to name as legal guardians for your children. You will also complete a Limited Power of Attorney for your minor children naming guardians.
The workshop will take you through the process of how to make a decision around choosing a legal guardian and provide information on estate planning. You will still need to meet with an attorney to draft your Will, Durable Power of Attorneys, Health Care Directive, and for some, a Trust.
The purpose of the workshop is to help parents name guardians for their children. While it is not necessary, many parents come with some ideas about who they want and are looking for guidance on finalizing who to name as guardians.
Yes, the workshop is open to same sex and adoptive parents as long as they have the completed the proper legal documentation indicating that both spouses are the only parents and no one else can make decisions for the children.
If you are a single parent please call our office at 206-859-5098. It will need to be a case by case determination if this workshop will work for you. We also offer workshop for parents in pre or post divorce situations in our seminar "Keepking Your Family Out of Court & Conflict: Estate Planning and Collaborative Divorce" More information can be found here.