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Protect Your Young Children With A Guardianship

Children are often the reason many parents finally decide to create a will. You want to continue to provide for your children, even when you are no longer around to do so. However, one of the hardest decisions parents must make in an estate plan is who will be responsible for any minor children if they pass or become incapacitated.

The knowledgeable lawyer at Janssen Law, PLC, will help you look out for your loved ones. Attorney Dallas Janssen has comprehensive experience guiding Iowa families through the estate planning process, including establishing guardianships. He understands that every family’s situation is unique. That is why he will take the time to understand your family’s specific needs so that he can help you create the best estate plan for your family’s future.

The Basics Of A Guardianship

Establishing a guardianship in your will allows you to have a say in your children’s personal and daily care even if you are no longer able to care for them. A guardian usually takes physical and legal custody of children and establishes a legal relationship with them.

The legal relationship is one of the most important factors of guardianship. Parents have legal relationships with their children that allow them to make decisions on behalf of their minor children regarding:

  • Education
  • Religion
  • Health
  • Living space

A guardianship transfers this legal relationship to another and allows that person to care for your child without interference or question from the law.

Important Factors To Consider

When choosing a guardian for your child, you may want to consider their:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Values
  • Stability
  • Relationship with your child

It is also important to have a conversation with the guardian you have in mind. A guardianship will establish a legal plan to take care of your child, but you can also help create an informal plan of care with the guardian.

There Is No Need To Worry. Dallas Janssen Can Help.

It is essential to consult an experienced estate planning lawyer when establishing a guardianship. The process is detailed and complicated, and it must be done right to avoid obstacles. At Janssen Law, PLC, attorney Dallas Janssen is always prepared to answer your questions. He wants to make sure that you understand all your rights and options and feel confident with your decisions.

Send the firm an email or call his Des Moines office at 844-879-2839 to arrange a free consultation.