Protecting Your Loved Ones Preserving Your Assets

South Dakota Guardianship Attorney

Proactively Managing Futures for Over 25 years

If you are the parent of a minor, it is important to consider who you would want to take them following your passing. While this can be an emotional challenge, failing to do so means that a judge will be the one making a final decision about who will be in charge of your child without any input from you. Any person can request to be the guardian in court, regardless of your relationship with them. Call Aspen Legacy Planning today to clarify your wishes concerning guardianship.

Schedule a free consultation with our South Dakota estate planning lawyer. Dial (605) 610-4016 now or contact us online.

Choosing a Guardian

The guardian of your child will be taking over your role as a parent, so it is important that you trust them. Our team at Aspen Legacy Planning can help you identify the traits you want in a good guardian for your child following your passing.

When choosing a guardian, you should consider:

  • Whether you prefer to choose a relative or a trusted friend
  • Parenting styles such as how your child should be disciplined
  • Religious and spiritual values
  • The geography of where that person lives in relation to your other loved ones, as it can be stressful to move far away and adapt to a new school and new environment
  • Your child's comfort level with that person
  • The emotional availability of that individual
  • The family dynamics of the guardian, as multiple children can be a burden
  • The age and health of the guardian
  • The willingness of the guardian to make hard but necessary decisions

Another important consideration that you must face is the reality of finances. The loving guardian you envision as the caretaker of your child may not be financially able to provide the kind of lifestyle you want for your child. In this circumstance, a lawyer can help you make financial arrangements that provide for your child after you pass away.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

With the help of an experienced South Dakota estate planning lawyer, you can feel confident in the decisions you make concerning how your child will be raised and how their lifestyle will be financed. Call our firm today and get started on planning for your child’s future.

Dial (605) 610-4016 now to see which type of guardianship agreement is the right option for you and your loved ones.

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    Our attorney has extensive experience in complex business, commercial and family legal issues.

  • Relationship Focused Services

    As your attorney and counselor, we put your interests first - treating you with respect, honesty and dignity.

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