#RichLifeLawyer 55: Estate Planning and Temporary Guardians

On this episode of the show we talk about the importance of identifying temporary guardians…

Before we get started, an important note – technically temporary guardians don’t exist in Washington State.

What I mean is, there is no statutory provision for appointing temporary guardians here.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it to set up temporary guardians.

First, they can be immensely important in those instances where something happens and the babysitter is the person in charge of figuring out what to do next.

Imagine a date night that involves a car accident. Who is the babysitter supposed to call (hint: NOT the police)?

If you’ve got someone at the ready to step in and take of the kids, even if just for a little while, it can be a huge benefit.

Second, temporary guardians can be extremely helpful if your permanent guardians live out of town.

It can take several days to get to Seattle from other cities from around the world, and having someone local to fill in can be critical to a good transition for your kids.

Bottom line, don’t forget to think about temporary guardians.

Christopher Small is a Bellevue estate planning lawyer who helps people get rich and live forever. He is also the owner of CMS Law Firm LLC.

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