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Keep your child’s future in your hands.
Having a will or naming godparents is simply not enough to keep the court system from making decisions about your children’s care in the event of your incapacity or death. (Surprising, we know.)
Don’t let a judge, who doesn’t know you or what matters to you, decide who raises your children or handles the money you’ll leave behind.
It only takes minutes, and it’s absolutely free.
Why Do I Need to Name Guardians Legally (and not just in my Will)?
Having a will alone simply does not ensure the care of your kids if the unthinkable happens to you!
Legally naming guardians keeps your family out of expensive and unnecessary conflict.
Naming godparents doesn’t ensure your children are raised by the people you want.
Don’t let a Judge, who doesn’t know you or what matters to you, decide who raises your kids.
Take matters into your own hands, in just ten minutes. And, absolutely free.
KidsProtectionPlan.com® Benefits and Features
Naming guardians for your kids today on this page is totally FREE AND EASY. Also, it’s the first step in getting a full Kids Protection Plan® which will shore up the care and guardianship of your children in your absence. KidsProtectionPlan.com® includes the following:
Modify your legal guardian nomination with ease at anytime.
Your legal document is available immediately after completing the 4-step process.
Free Review Process
Receive a free review of your legal document by a Personal Family Lawyer®.
Easy to Use Process
Not sure who to choose? We’ll guide you through a simple 4-step process to decide.
Quick & Easy Creations
In just 10 minutes, create a legal guardian nomination document that is ready to sign and will keep your children’s future in your hands.
Your personal information is 100% private and secure.
We respect your privacy and will not sell, give, or exchange your contact information with anyone other than a local Personal Family Lawyer® (where applicable) for purposes of arranging for the free review of your legal documents.
Who We Are
Customers Talk About Kids Protection Planning
Name legal guardians for your children today and take the first step to creating a comprehensive Kids Protection Plan® that ensures the well-being, care and love of your kids, no matter what!
Tamara P., Mother of two children, Mount Vernon, OH
My opinion: Fantastic! As a single mother, I am concerned about the future and safety of my children and take extra care to make sure I have all the bases covered in terms of legal stuff…even though I do have a will and a living will ready to go, I think it’s important to have this additional paperwork ready to go. I have friends who have no clue how important this stuff is, and have forwarded your website on to them as well. Thanks for making this FREE resource available and very user-friendly. Kudos!
Keli A., Mother of two children, Torrance, CA
The Kids Protection Plan was much easier to use than I expected. Since my daughter was born 4 years ago, I knew it was important to assign guardianship for her, and now my 1 year old son as well, in case something should happen to their father and I, but I didn’t know where to begin. Was specific wording required, did it have to be notarized, who has to be notified and what papers should they have? The Kids Protection Plan spelled all that out, provided the forms needed and instructions on how to fill them out. All the years that I worried about that issue are now over and I feel secure knowing that my kids are in good hands, and the hands we want, if we can’t be here for them. Priceless!
Griffin R., Father of one child, Verona, WI
You are doing very well. The site was easy to use, and seems to be thorough. The service you are providing is invaluable. Thank you!
Cammie N., Mother of three children, Galva, KS
I think it is a wonderful opportunity for parents to use your website. Keep up the good work! Thanks so much for the offer
Sarah D, New York, NY
My husband and I are going on a trip and hadn’t really thought much about doing a will or putting together guardians for our children. I’m so happy I found your site. It was effortless and now I can rest assured that we have everything covered for our children in the event that something would happen to us. Thanks again.
Karen & Chris P., Parents of 2, Manhattan Beach, CA
There is nothing scarier than the thought of what would happen to your children if you were gone. To know that you CAN prepare for something so terrible and to know that you CAN protect your children makes you wonder how ANYONE could be so careless NOT to do it.
John and Cindy F., Parents of 2, Los Angeles, CA
Who could have imagined that our children would spend some time in foster care if didn’t secure their future by making decisions today. With far away families and siblings, we realized that it really could have been dramatic if we hadn’t decided to contact you and get educated about the matter.
Kate O., Mother of two children, Mindoro, WI
The process was incredibly easy and I plan to pass this information on to other parents I know. Thank you so much for providing this service!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the details about our legal forms and some frequently asked questions
What is a Kids Protection Plan®?
After completing your legal guardian nomination, you will have the option to create a comprehensive Kids Protection Plan®, which is the full plan you’ll want to have in place to keep your kids out of the care of strangers or anyone you wouldn’t want raising them, no matter what.
A full Kids Protection Plan® includes naming guardians for the short-term, giving instructions to your legally named long-term and short-term guardians, giving instructions to your caregiver, and documenting exactly how you would want your children raised if anything happens to you.
Plus, we include 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). Your Kids Protection Plan® may also include a confidential exclusion of guardianship, ruling out anyone you know you would never want to have care or custody of your children.
Included with your free legal guardian nomination document is a review by a Personal Family Lawyer®.
I have a Will that names guardians for my kids. Isn’t that enough?
Read our report on the 6 common mistakes parents make when naming guardians (even when working with a lawyer), here.
Do I receive a full Kids Protection Plan® with this process?
The full Kids Protection Plan® is for those parents who also want to ensure their children would never be taken into the care of strangers or anyone else they would not want in the immediate term after something happens, while the long-term guardians are going through the process of being located and appointed. In addition, the Kids Protection Plan® allows you to exclude anyone you know you would never want to care for your children, no matter what. And it keeps your family values and wishes in place with your instructions on how you want your kids raised. To create a full Kids Protection Plan® for your kids, you can either do it yourself using our kit (which you will be offered after completing this first guardian naming process) OR work with one of our lawyers who are trained specifically on planning for busy families like yours. When you name legal guardians here for free, we’ll connect you with a Personal Family Lawyer® for a free review of your document and discussion of your family’s larger planning needs and desires.
Does this plan work in any state?
If you already have your own personal lawyer, take this document to him or her for review. If you don’t, we have arranged for a free review by a Personal Family Lawyer® who is specially trained to plan for the needs of parents like you. In your email, you will find instructions about how to take us up on this offer.
What is a guardian nomination form, and what does it protect?
What is the difference between a guardian nomination form and a temporary guardian nomination form?
Who should I name as my children’s guardians?
When does a guardian nomination take effect?
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 leslie.KidsProtectionPlan.com and log back in to change whatever information you choose, 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. To locate a Personal Family Lawyer® in your area and receive a complimentary review of your documents, click here PersonalFamilyLawyer.com.
How do I make sure specific people would never be able to take guardian of my children?
How do I find a Kids Protection Planning lawyer?
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 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. You can find a Personal Family Lawyer® by going to http://personalfamilylawyer.com/find-lawyer/ and using one of the various options to locate a Personal Family Lawyer® closest to you.
How do I access the forms and templates mentioned in the "Wear Clean Underwear" book?
The forms and templates mentioned in the “Wear Clean Underwear” book are now part of the full Kids Protection Plan®. To create a full Kids Protection Plan® for your kids, you can either do it yourself using our kit (which you will be offered after completing this first guardian naming process) OR work with one of our lawyers who are trained specifically on planning for busy families like yours.