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Approaching the topic of guardianship with your loved one

You have just started planning your estate and are working through one of the many steps of coordinating a well-rounded plan. One of the things you will need to arrange is guardianship of underage children that you may have. At Curley Law Firm LLP, we have helped many families in Massachusetts to manage the details of coordinating guardianship. 

One of the first things you will need to do is consider who you know that you trust and will provide your children with a parenting experience that is as close to your own as possible. This will require you to think carefully about several aspects of that person's life including his or her finances, location, beliefs and values. 

According to Parents, you should approach your concerns or apprehensions with respect and an open mind. You should strive to maintain a conversation rather than merely unleashing all of your concerns without a thought for the other person. Be sure to point out the reasons that made you consider that person in the first place. Let him or her know that despite the pressing responsibility of the role you are asking about, you are confident that he or she would be able to meet your expectations. Never demand a decision right away or expect a swift response. Allow the other party time to think about what is best for them and set a time to reconvene at a later date. 

When you understand how to appropriately discuss guardianship with another person, you may feel more confident and poised going into the conversation. For more information about planning your estate, visit our web page.  


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