I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with a young and successful couple. They came in to take the necessary steps to protect their young children. I asked many questions, which they had not yet considered, namely, who would raise their children in the case that they were no longer able to do so themselves?
This is a very important question to consider and at times, a difficult one to decide. When your children are young, it can be tiresome trying to anticipate what life circumstances each child may face. You may worry about what type of education you want for them, the cost of that education, the type of friends they will have and how those friends will influence your children. You may even picture what type of individual they will one day marry.
We don’t know what the future holds for our children, much less our own lives. However, not knowing doesn’t mean that you can’t create a plan to protect your children and pass on the assets and legacy that you worked so hard to build. You can create a plan that will give your children a guardian, guidance and financial security when you’ve passed on. The first step is deciding who would take over guardianship and raise your children, think about who best represents you and your values.
The couple I met with today, has a long horizon before them, however, they took the steps to create a plan now, because they want to protect their children should the unexpected happen.
Contributed by MH Cave Creek, Phoenix and Flagstaff Estate Planning Attorney, B. West Hunsaker.
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