If something were to happen to you and your spouse, what would happen if the authorities or medical personnel did not know that you have minor children at home waiting for you? Picture this; your children are at home and more frightened as each hour passes and you have not returned. The babysitter is scrambling to locate you and figure out why you have not returned…
Now imagine social services removing your children from your home because they cannot find the legal documentation that says who the kids are permitted to stay within the case of emergencies like this.
It is a scary thought, but as a Santa Barbara estate lawyer, I know that far too many parents with minor children are not prepared for these types of situations.
For parents with minor children, there are three easy steps you can take to protect your children if something happens to you.
If you have not yet documented your choice of legal guardians and are not quite sure how to start, we invite you to call our Santa Barbara law firm at (805) 946-1550 to schedule a consultation. We will help you explore your options and legally document your wishes to ensure that your children are protected, should something unexpectedly happen to mom or dad.