Parents of young children face a great challenge when they’re forced to select a guardian for their children. This process can be especially difficult for parents of young children who have special needs.
If you’re having a hard time making this difficult decision, take a look at the following tips. With proper care and planning, you will be able to make the best choice in naming your guardian. If you have additional questions or if you’d like help in choosing a guardian for your special needs child, meet with an estate planning attorney.
You will need to make sure that the guardian of your choosing is able to handle all of the responsibilities that go along with the extra care that your child needs. When choosing a guardian, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is he or she able to commit to my child’s needs?
- Does this person have an understanding of my child’s emotional needs?
- Is this person physically capable of giving my child the level of care that is needed?
- Will this person be financially able to care for your child?
- Does this person have other children who will require too much attention?
- Is t his person willing to serve as a guardian?
- Does your child feel comfortable around this person?
- Could you picture this person raising your child?
Take the time to really think about the above questions. You want to feel confident in your decision so that you know that your child is cared for.
As parents of young children, it’s important to ensure that your child is cared for at all times. If you have additional questions or if you need help selecting a guardian for your special needs child, consult with a qualified estate planning attorney.
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