A legal guardian is an adult designated to care for a child in the event both parents pass away while that child is still a minor. While the thought of not being here for your children might make you uneasy, choosing a guardian for them is a decision that should be made sooner rather than later.
A common misconception is that a family member would automatically receive custody of your child. The reality is that unless you specifically name a guardian in your will, anyone can step forward and ASK for the job of being guardians. If this happens, a judge will decide who gets custody. The person the judge chooses may not be the person you had in mind.
In developing estate plans for my clients, I take care in establishing close client relationships and open lines of communication. In order for an estate plan to be successful, it must be individualized to address and meet each clients' personal needs. Through the use of personalized legal documents such as Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Medical Directives, I will help you protect your assets, essentially, protecting your family.
My practice focuses on all aspects of your family's needs from naming Guardians for your Children, Personalized Asset Protection, Probate and Estate Administration, as well as planning for both expected and unexpected future events through Special Needs Trusts, and Elder Care Planning.
I handle all aspects of Estate Planning, including the creation of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Naming Legal Guardian for your Children.
With Esqueda Law, you will find not only a trusted lawyer, but also an adviser who will stand by you throughout your life, helping you make the best legal and business decisions for your specific needs.
Asset Protection, Estate Administration, Probate, Special Needs Trusts, Elder Care Planning, Guardianship