Minor Child Protection Plan

 

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Plans start
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Should something unexpected happen to you &/or your spouse, we want you to have peace of mind about your loved ones. The Minor Child Protection Plan is set up to allow you full control of your child(ren) through the appointment of Guardians & Caregiving Instructions. Just choose a plan and click get started. Currently serving clients in Illinois and Missouri only.

Power of Attorney

HIPAA Release

Selection of Short-term Guardian

Selection of Standby Guardian

Detailed Caregiver Instructions

Letters to Notify Persons of Selection & Instructions

30 Minute Phone Call w/ Attorney

Plan A 

$497+ fees

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Plan BRecommended

$575+ fees

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Should something unexpected happen to you &/or your spouse, we want you to have peace of mind about your loved ones. The Minor Child Protection Plan is set up to allow you full control of your child(ren) through the appointment of Guardians & Caregiving Instructions. Just choose a plan and click get started. Currently serving clients in Illinois and Missouri only.

As part of our Minor Child Protection Plan, we will create a comprehensive set of documents and instructions that will provide different types of care and guardianships for your children in various situations. Hopefully, you will be healthy and strong throughout your children’s most important years. But, just in case, these documents give guidance to others so that your children may grow strong—both mentally and physically—should you be unavailable to them.

Below is a short description of some of the documents you will encounter as part of the Minor Child Protection Plan. Some documents can be completed whenever you need a temporary guardian for your children. As always, please review all of them with your attorney to ensure they fulfill your wishes.

Initial Information Gathering

Questionnaire

The Questionnaire allows our firm to prepare the following documents according to your wishes. However, there are also documents requiring your additional input, so review them carefully.


Appointed Child Guardians

Standby Guardian

A document nominating a Standby Guardian for your child(ren) should anything happen to you or your spouse. It includes a letter to Standby Guardian to inform them of their duty and your wishes.

Short-Term Guardian

Automatically appoints a temporary Guardian for your child(ren), should anything happen to you or your spouse, and can last up to one year. We also provide letter to Short-Term Guardian(s) to inform them of their duties and your wishes.

Exclusion of Guardian

This is a confidential document that lists individuals whom you wish to prevent from becoming a Guardian of your child(ren). It is used to inform a court when choosing a Guardian for your child(ren), in the event of your incapacity or death.


Child Guardians When Unavailable

Temporary Short-Term Guardians

This is a form appointing a Temporary Guardian for your child(ren), at a time designated by you, when you may not be able to reach your child(ren)—such as when they are at camp.

It also appoints a Temporary Guardian for your child(ren) should you, or another guardian, not be immediately available.

The packet includes a letter to Short-Term Guardian to inform them of their duties and to establish instructions pursuant to your wishes.


Instructions to Guardians Regarding Care of Children

Instructions to Caregivers

These instructions provides information to temporary caregivers about which Guardian to reach, should you be unavailable, and gives critical information to Guardian(s) on the upbringing of your child(ren), should anything happen to you.

The Minor Child Protection Plan should NOT be confused for full Guardianship (in the cases of Individuals with Special Needs or Disabilites)!

Please Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you for all your legal needs.