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Missed the Mark with Your Mother's Day Gift?

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If you spent money on flowers that will wilt and die within a week or two, consider a redo with a truly priceless gift for Mom—a Kids Protection Plan—a plan for her kids (or grandkids) that provides her with peace of mind that when something should happen to her and dad, her children will always be in the care of the people she knows, loves, and trusts.

It Can Happen to You

No one likes to think that something unexpected might happen to them, even though we know it happens to others just like us. Think about it, there’s an accident, the kids are at home with the babysitter, and mom and dad don’t make it home from their night out.

When they fail to arrive, the babysitter calls and calls, but no one is there to answer. The police are summoned, but because no one has the written, legal authority to take the children while the authorities figure out what to do, the kids have to be taken into the care of Child Welfare Services. Then there are other stories, where children are placed in the care of people they barely know, or that the parents wouldn’t choose, just because they are a blood relative, and the parents didn’t have a plan in place that dictated who should take on this incredible responsibility.

In still other cases, we see the fallout from family fights that are created when mom and dad didn’t make a plan, and the family couldn’t agree on who should care for the kids, with the kids caught in the middle of an ugly feud. Or in the worst cases, when there is no family available, we see kids get placed with and raised by total strangers.

In every case, when mom and dad don’t decide and legally document who should care for their kids, it’s left up to a judge to figure out and make the decision.

Don’t Leave the Decision Up to a Judge

We know that neither you nor Mom would ever want this to happen to your children (or grandchildren, nieces, or nephews). And this is where a Kids Protection Plan can ensure that it never does.

The Kids Protection Plan provides moms (and dads) with the legal planning tools needed to make sure there is never a question about who will take care of their kids if they are in an accident or suffer some other life-threatening calamity. The full plan includes all of the following:

  • Legal documents to name short-term guardians, who can be there immediately for your children, so they'll never be taken into the arms of strangers or anyone you wouldn’t want. Not even for a moment.

  • Letters to the people you name as short-term guardians, so the people you've named will know just what to do if called upon.

  • Instructions to everyone who takes care of your kids as to exactly what to do if you are in an accident, so there's never any question about what to do or who to call.

  • Legal documents to name long-term guardians, who will raise your children just as you would, so there is no family feuding over your children.

  • Letters to your long-term guardians, letting them know exactly what to do if called upon.

  • Instructions and guidelines for your long-term guardians on how you want your kids to be raised to ensure your kids are raised with your values, insights, stories, and experience.

  • Medical powers of attorney for your minor children, so the next time they travel without you or you travel without them, you know they'll get the medical care they need.

  • A custom, personalized I.D. card for your wallet stating that you have minor children at home and who should be contacted if you are in an accident.

Put Your Kids Protection Plan In Place Today

Even if Mom has already taken steps to create a basic plan, such as having a will that names legal guardians for her children, that’s likely not enough to truly protect kids. In fact, we’ve found that in most cases, even parents who worked with a lawyer to name legal guardians have made at least one of six common mistakes that leave their children at risk. These mistakes are made because unfortunately, most lawyers simply don’t know what’s necessary for planning and ensuring the well-being and care of minor children.

Make This Mother’s Day (Month) One She’ll Remember Forever

Give Mom a truly priceless gift that not only benefits her, but the entire family. With a Kids Protection Plan, you can give Mom the reassurance that no matter what happens to her, her children will be raised to adulthood by the people she trusts most, and they’ll never be placed in the care of strangers, not even temporarily. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

This article is a service of the Law Office of Keoni Souza, an estate planning law firm in Honolulu, Hawai`i. We don’t just draft documents; we ensure you make informed and empowered decisions about life and death, for yourself and the people you love. That is why we offer a Family Wealth Planning Session, during which you will get more financially organized than you have ever been before and make all the best choices for the people you love. You can begin by contacting our office today to schedule a planning session and mention this article to find out how to get this $750 session at no charge.

Disclaimer: All information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney trained to work with families on estate planning matters regarding your specific situation. Use of and access to this website or any of the email links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship between the Law Office of Keoni Souza, LLC, and any users or any other party.


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