Join us September 8, 2019, for a free guardian-naming event at the Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library at 2pm. Name guardians to protect your kids!! Obtain a free emergency protocol and phone tree developed in conjunction with an officer of the Sheriff’s Department.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are over 850,000 minor children (under 18) in Tampa. A significant number of these children do not have guardians named for them in the event their parents are not able to care for them. Your children may be among these children without named guardians.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
-Appointment of a guardian for your child is one of the most MONUMENTAL decisions you can make.
-By naming a guardian, a parent ensures that in the event of tragedy, your child will be cared for by a trusted adult capable of providing emotional and financial support.
-When you name a guardian, you save your estate and your loved ones the expense and burden of complicated guardianship proceedings which can be traumatic for a young, grieving child.
-The presence of a willing nominee helps to significantly expedite the appointment of the guardian.
-If you are hurt or in an accident and your spouse cannot be located (flying, out of country, etc), the police will be called and they will try to find next of kind or possibly the babysitter currently with your kid
-Background checks/home studies will need to be conducted on these people delaying your child being in the presence of a known, caring adult
-If people cannot be found, foster care is a real possibility!
Do you have relatives that live nearby? Does your babysitter or school know how to find them? Have you thought of every contingency?
What you get by attending:
1. Stand alone guardian form
2. Temporary guardian form
3. Emergency phone tree for caretakers
4. Legacy folder and a plan to compile and store documents/information in order
5. Detailed information for those that watch your kids.