Kudos! If you are reading this blog, you are probably searching for an estate planning attorney in Denver to assist you in nominating a guardian for your children in the event of your death or incapacity. Creating a Colorado guardianship document in your estate plan is one of the most important documents you can make. It allows you to choose a specific person or family to care for every aspect of your children’s needs if you should become incapacitated or pass away. The guardian will handle such decisions as:
- Living arrangements
- Social interactions
- And much more
The Denver estate planning attorneys at Brown & Crona, LLC have extensive experience helping families draft Colorado guardianship documents.
Snags in Guardianship Appointments
If there are family dynamics, personality conflicts or unforeseen circumstances that stand in the way of a smooth transition to the guardian, Brown & Crona, LLC can also help with contests in guardianships. A person interested in the welfare of the child who feels that the appointed guardian is not acting in the best interests of the child can petition the court to have the guardian removed and replaced. Reasons for replacement can include:
- Mistreatment of the children
- Lack of basic care for the children
- Major conflicts between the guardian, the guardian’s family and the children
- Professional responsibility conflicts
- Substance abuse
- Mental illness
- Imprisonment or felony conviction
- Failure to provide proper documentation to the court
As you are considering the person or family you want to act as a guardian for your children, take into consideration as many personality and lifestyle traits of that person as possible. You cannot always foresee how people will change over time, but you can do your best to make the very best decision possible. Make sure the person you choose fully understands how acting as a guardian will change their life and make sure they are ready for that level of responsibility: financially, socially, emotionally, professionally, etc.
The Denver estate planning attorneys at Brown & Crona, LLC can help you nominate a guardian for your children as well as contest a guardianship appointment. Emphasis is always placed on the welfare of the children, so they try to make the process as quick and seamless as possible. To learn more, please contact us at (303) 339-3750 or send us a message online.