1) Sudden Death:
The First of the 3 Reasons Why You Need a Temporary Guardian is the risk of sudden death. If you were to pass away unexpectedly, you need someone that you can trust to manage your possessions with the utmost attention whilst simultaneously caring for your children. In the worst case scenario, If both parents were to pass away, your children would have to go to the court. Family members and the court would then decide on where your children will be going. However, If you have a temporary guardian established, you can save yourself, your family, and the community the heartache and headache of going through the courts.
Say you are traveling to another country for work under circumstances in which you will be gone for a month or more; you need someone to watch over your children. If the person watching your children is their temporary guardian, they can make decisions if an accident were to happen. If your children got sick, their guardian would be able to make medical decisions for your child on your behalf. If however the person watching over the children is not their temporary guardian, complications regarding your child’s treatment options may arise.
If for example, your child is playing a sport and gets hurt causing the need for a hospital visit and the parent is not picking up their phone, the hospital or even coaches need someone else to call. This is a type of emergency that would need an emergency temporary guardian. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, close friends, and spouses can all be good option for an emergency guardian.
Family Law Planning is of upmost importance to the vigilant individual. The temporary guardian serves as both a legal substitution of parents as well as a guardian angel of your children and your love of them. Temporary guardians have legal custody over the children, are legally responsible for them, and have the right to make any medical, educational, or financial decisions. The length of a temporary guardianship is about 60 days. State statues will set an appropriate time, if the guardianship is court ordered. If a temporary guardian is in the will, the time frame set in the will will be the length of the guardianship. Temporary guardianship can help parent make sure that their children will be cared for and in be responsible hands. Make sure you choose someone you trust and that is responsible take care of your children.