Caring for your children is one of the most basic instincts for a parent, whether it is protecting them from physical harm or emotional pain, or providing for them financially. One of the most important ways parents can protect their children is planning for their future in the event that both parents become unable to do so. This planning, while not easy to think about, can give you peace of mind for your child’s well-being both now and in the future.
There are many options when it comes to protecting your children’s rights and interests, and determining your desires is crucial. At Hegwood Law Group, we will guide you through the process and help you identify your needs and goals as related to each child individually. We understand that these decisions can be emotional and our compassionate and supportive staff will guide you through the process with understanding because they have taken the steps for their own families.
More Protection than Your Average Estate Plan.
The Children’s Safeguard Program™ is a unique aspect of our Lifetime Legal Care Planning Process. Our Houston guardianship attorneys understand the importance of protecting children because most of them are parents as well. Some of the advice that we give our clients regarding the protection of their children is:
Take time to consider all options when making plans.
If you have not done so already, identify and appoint guardians for your children. Make sure these guardians agree to and understand their role in your children’s future.
Create a lifetime asset protection trust to protect your children from creditors, predators, divorce and themselves.
Consider leaving a legacy for your children in terms of letters, videos or recordings so that they will always have a part of you with them.
These are just some of the issues that the attorneys and staff at Hegwood Law Group will address when working with you to create an efficient and effective plan. It is extremely important to speak to an attorney about the ways you can safeguard your children, even after you are gone. We encourage you to contact any of our seven offices in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs and goals. At Hegwood Law Group, our will and trust lawyers are here to guide you and your family through the process of creating a strong and personalized plan for the future.