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What is Permanent Guardianship & Why Does It Matter?

What is Permanent Guardianship & Why Does It Matter?

The importance of selecting a viable guardian early in a child’s life cannot be understated. In the event a parent passes prematurely or becomes unable to deliver the caregiving needs of a minor child, having a responsible and loving family member or trusted friend ready may prove invaluable. Without someone who has the force of…

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

A guardian ad litem represents the best interests of a child in court. A guardian ad litem can also represent an adult who is incapacitated or has diminished mental capacity. What’s the Difference Between a Guardian ad Litem and an Attorney? A guardian ad litem does not perform the same tasks as an attorney. They…

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How To Prevent My Child from Becoming a Ward of the Court

How To Prevent My Child from Becoming a Ward of the Court

If something happens to you and you’re unable to care for your children, the court system may step in. Making a child a ward of the court is only a last resort. If you’ve already made other arrangements, the court system would prefer to honor those arrangements as long as they account for your children’s…

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How Should I Plan for Temporary Guardianship in My Family Protection Plan?

How Should I Plan for Temporary Guardianship in My Family Protection Plan?

A temporary guardian assumes the role of a guardian for a limited amount of time. You may need sudden medical care, or if you’re no longer able to care for your children, you may need someone to step in while the permanent guardian prepares to take on their role. To ensure that everything goes smoothly,…

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What to Know During the Guardianship Nomination Process

What to Know During the Guardianship Nomination Process

If something happened to you and you were unable to take care of yourself or your children, who would step in? Ideally, it would be someone you chose. Nominating a guardian before something happens allows you to do just that. What Is a Guardian? Think back to school forms asking for a parent or legal…

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Do I Need a Guardianship Attorney? | Spokane, Washington

Choosing someone to whom you should grant guardianship of your minor children in the event you are no longer able to care for them is a difficult idea to wrestle with. First things, first, it is not even clear what we mean by not able to take care of them.  What could happen; a car accident,…

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Setup a Kid’s Protection Plan Today, Here’s How to Do It in Spokane, WA!

Setup a Family Estate Plan Today, Here’s How to Do It in Spokane, WA!

When you started having children, the last thing you probably thought about was setting up a Family Estate plan. We do not like to be forced to think about a time when we may not be able to take care of children. However, the sad reality is that for some, it does happen. Setting up…

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Why You Need to Consider Options for Temporary Guardianship for Your Children

Why You Need to Consider Options for Temporary Guardianship for Your Children

As a parent, the last thing you want to think is not being around for your children.  Not being there to make decisions for them, and not being there to take care of them. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and if the worst case were to happen to your family, there is little doubt that you…

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What if I Become Incapacitated? Who Will Take Care of My Family?

What if I Become Incapacitated? Who Will Take Care of My Family?

Not being able to take care of your family or yourself can be a scary thought.  Who will make all the important decisions about your finances, health, and important decisions about your family? There are some estate planning documents that will allow you to name someone to take care of you and your family.  Let’s…

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5 Simple Ways a Guardianship Attorney Can Help You Today

5 Simple Ways a Guardianship Attorney Can Help You Today

Having a short conversation with a guardianship attorney is enough to start your path to protecting your family. Almost immediately you start to brainstorm how scenarios – good, bad, and weird, might affect you and your children. And that last piece truly is the value of talking to a guardianship attorney, setting up contingency plans…

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