New Jersey guardianship attorney Christine Matus https://matuslaw.com/5-mistakes-to-avoid-when-naming-a-guardian-for-your-children/ releases a new article explaining the five mistakes one should avoid when naming a guardian for their children. The lawyer mentions that it is important to start estate planning right away especially if there are children involved. A comprehensive estate plan is vital to protect a person’s wishes and ensure that their family has financial security in the event of their death.
“The fact is, accidents happen all the time, and the potential for a life-changing event that would leave your minor children without parents to raise them and care for them is high. The fact is, accidents happen all the time, and the potential for a life-changing event that would leave your minor children without parents to raise them and care for them is high,” the New Jersey guardianship attorney says.
Attorney Matus explains that people often assume that they need to choose obvious people as guardians such as their parents or their siblings. However, this may not always be the case. It is important to keep in mind that a person should choose a guardian for their child based on the children’s best interests and not just to appease someone or avoid hurting their feelings. Because children’s futures are at stake, it is important to choose someone who can take care of them in the best way possible.
The lawyer also says that choosing a guardian should be a logical process and emotions should be out of it. For example, a person may not get along with their spouse’s sibling but they know that they would be the best person to care for their children if they aren’t able to. It is important to remove emotion from the equation and consider the children’s welfare instead.
In the article, the lawyer adds, “You may have a guardian in mind whom you know would love and care for your kids and raise them with the values you envision, but if they do not have the financial resources to care and provide for them, they probably should not be your choice. This is especially important if you have more than one child and you want to ensure that your kids stay together. Raising a child is a serious financial burden, and your guardian should be able to shoulder such a burden.”
Furthermore, a legal guardian will be the one to raise the children in the event that both parents pass away. This makes choosing a guardian all the more important and should not be taken for granted.
Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes the importance of having a skilled probate lawyer. Having an experienced attorney may be able to help the family understand their rights and ensure that the assets are distributed according to the owner’s wishes.
About the Matus Law Group
The Matus Law Group has a team of estate planning attorneys who are committed to helping families and individuals in real estate transactions in New Jersey and New York. Through a team approach, they work hard to help their clients with their estate planning needs. Call The Matus Law Group today at (732) 785-4453.
About The Matus Law Group
Christine Matus was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and to the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 1995. She graduated from Douglass College, Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1992.
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