Welcome to the FAQs for the Kids Protection Planning website. Thanks for visiting and be sure to let us know if you have any additional questions by contacting us today.

Do I need to fill out another set of documents for my spouse?

Yes, both parents need to have their own set of documents. You cannot both sign on the same legal document. To create another set for your spouse, just go to the homepage and do the whole process again with your spouse’s information instead of yours.

You should name the same guardians in the same order so there is no question about what should happen if both of you are in an accident.

If you do not agree who should be guardians, I recommend you consult with a trained Personal Family Lawyer who has tools to help you work through the issues.

If you are not on good terms with your child’s other parent, you can just prepare your own legal documents and not mention it to your child’s other parent. Chances are he or she has not done anything and your wishes will stand if anything happens to both of you.

Do I need to name my spouse/baby-daddy/baby-mama as my first choice for a guardian?

No, your child’s other biological parent would automatically be granted guardianship if you were in an accident. Just name the people you would want to act as guardian if both you and your child’s other parent were in an accident.

There was no place for me to put my kids' names. Did I miss something?

The legal documents you create at TrustCounsel.com are long-term guardian nominations and don’t require you to name your children. The legal document covers all of your children.

When you use the Kids Protection Planning Kit to name guardians for the short-term, give instructions to your guardians, and to your caregivers, there is space for you to specifically name your children and provide medical information about them to your caregivers.

How do I name short-term/temporary guardians?

In our comprehensive Kids Protection Planning Kit, you will find everything you need to name guardians for the short-term, give instructions to your long-term and short-term guardians, give instructions to your caregiver, and document how you would want your children raised if anything happens to you. Plus, included with your comprehensive plan is a custom ID card for you to carry in your wallet and medical powers of attorney to give to your friends and family who may stay with your children when you go out of town (or if your children go out of town with them).

Get the Kids Protection Planning Kit by contacting our office if you live in Miami, FL or you can work with a Personal Family Lawyer in your neighborhood who has special training on how to put in place legal plans that meet the needs of parents. 

How do I make sure specific people would never be able to take guardianship of my children?

In our comprehensive Kids Protection Planning Kit, you will also find the documentation you need to confidentially exclude someone you would never want from serving as guardian of your children.

Get the Kids Protection Planning Kit by contacting our office if you live in Miami, FL or you can work with a Personal Family Lawyer in your neighborhood who has special training on how to put in place legal plans that meet the needs of parents.

If I change my mind about who I want as guardian, can I create a new legal document?

Absolutely! In that case, just go back to the homepage, create a new document, tear up the one you already printed out and sign the new document. Presto, Chango, No Problemo! We do strongly recommend that you have all legal documents reviewed by a lawyer who has expertise in planning for the legal needs of children and their parents. 

I can't seem to find a Personal Family Lawyer in my neighborhood; can I just work with any kind of a lawyer?

If we have a Personal Family Lawyer™ in your neighborhood, we do strongly recommend that you work with a Personal Family Lawyer to guide you to the best legal and financial decisions for your family throughout your lifetime. Personal Family Lawyers have specific training that allow them to understand and meet the specialized planning needs of parents, such as Kids Protection Planning, passing on more than just your money, and helping you to make smart choices about issues that affect parents such as saving and paying for college, life insurance, and caring for children while also meeting the needs of your elderly parents. Personal Family Lawyers are committed to providing affordable access to your own lawyer for life.

However, it is quite possible we will not have a Personal Family Lawyer™ in your neighborhood because our requirements for designating lawyers as Personal Family Lawyers are strict. Not every lawyer can be a Personal Family Lawyer and those that are accepted into the program go through a rigorous vetting process to ensure they will meet our high standards for the kind of service and relationship we expect Personal Family Lawyers to provide.

Personal Family Lawyers commit to flat fee billing, so there are no surprises about what working with your lawyer will cost you. Personal Family Lawyers commit to having a team in place to ensure that your assets are owned properly and you get the support you need on an ongoing basis and to ensure your legal plans continue to work by reviewing your plan at least every three years. Your Personal Family Lawyer also commits to having a membership program in place that you can join for affordable, accessible and personal ongoing legal service without paying high hourly fees. And, most importantly, your Personal Family Lawyer knows how to make sure your kids would always be taken care of the way you want, by people you want and helping you to pass on more than just your money, but also your most valuable whole Family Wealth.

If we do not have a Personal Family Lawyer in your neighborhood yet, look for a lawyer who will never bill you hourly, assure you that they will be responsive and have a team in place in case something happens to him or her, will ensure your assets are owned properly and your estate plan is kept up to date over time. If you find someone who fits the bill, you can tell him or her about the comprehensive Kids Protection Plan and ask for their help with it. Or, have your lawyer contact Trust Counsel at 305-707-7126.

If you still have questions, comments, concerns or kudos just contact us today.