When looking towards the “what ifs” of the future, every individual feels anxious at the thought of their loved one’s not being taken care of if they should unexpectedly pass away. Whether you are thinking of your children or your developmentally disabled loved one, it’s important to ask the tough questions. Who will take care of them? How can I ensure that my wishes are followed?
To make sure the future is set in case anything should happen, you can appoint a guardian in your will.
In a will, you have the ability to designate the individual that you want taking care of your loved ones. Of course, wills are often contested in Ann Arbor probate courts which can potentially lead to others filing claims for guardianship even if it is against your wishes. The best way to make sure that your wishes are followed is to craft a will that will prevent any confusion or contestation. In hiring an Ann Arbor guardianship lawyer, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your loved ones will always be taken care of.
When you choose a guardian, you are choosing the individual that will have the power to determine important decisions concerning your loved ones. For example, if your loved one should ever need medical treatment, the guardian will be the one that will decide whether they receive treatment or not. Of course, if you are concerned about the decision-making process (even if you do believe that this guardian will be the best choice for your loved ones), you can still add restrictions and stipulations in the will to provide further protection. The type of will that you will want to craft regarding guardianship depends on how you want your loved ones to be cared for. With the knowledge and strategy of a seasoned guardianship lawyer, you can ensure that your loved one’s futures will always remain bright.