Guardianship Lawyer in Denver
Providing Compassionate, Skilled Legal Help for Your Family
If you have children under the age of 18, it is important that you appoint
them a legal guardian if anything should happen to you. While dwelling
on such thoughts certainly isn’t fun, it is necessary if you wish
to secure the health and happiness of your little ones. Through estate
planning documents, usually a will, our firm can help you deal with guardianship.
Our team at The Moodie Law Firm has a thorough understanding of estate
planning laws and we are adamant about tailoring documents to fit the
needs of each family or individual we work with.
Call us today at (303) 578-3940 to start your estate planning documents.
Choosing a Guardian
The guardian you select for your children will act as a parent toward them,
and will hold all of the normal legal responsibilities of raising a child.
When choosing a guardian, it is important to consider who can care for
your child as you would in all aspects, including emotionally, physically,
and financially. If you have multiple children, you have the option to
appoint different children to different guardians.
When you draw up your will, you have an option to designate your chosen
guardians within the document. You can specify who you wish to care for
your children in the event that both parents should for any reason be
Alternately, if parents do not appoint a guardian for their children in
a legal document, there will be no way of determining who they wished
to care for their children. In such circumstances, the court will appoint
a guardian, which is usually the closest family member. However, other
family members or friends may contest the decision, which could lead to
a complex legal battle between your loved ones.
The Moodie Law Firm Can Help
Our experienced attorney can use her legal knowledge and skill to help
establish legally binding documents regarding the guardianship of your
children. To ensure your wishes are heard and your children protected,
reach out to our firm and ask about obtaining the necessary will and documents.
Contact The Moodie Law Firm
to request a consultation today.