Free Workshop for Parents and Grandparents of Minor Kids!
5 COSTLY MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE… LEAVING THEIR CHILDREN AT RISK!
Learn Why Most Wills and Trusts Fail to Protect Children and What to Do About It!
September 21, 2021 at 12:00pm
Parents (and grandparents) know that life can change in an instant and that’s why we take steps to minimize risks to our children. We research and invest in the very best car seats, cabinet locks, bike helmets, and other protective gear, all in the name of keeping our children safe.
Yet only a fraction of parents have basic safeguards in place to protect their kids if one or both parents gets sick, becomes incapacitated, or passes away.
Especially in chaotic times like these, your kids are counting on you to have a plan that spells out who would raise them and what money would be set aside to provide that care, so that your kids are never at the mercy of the court system.
If you don’t have a plan and you want the peace of mind knowing that your kids would be taken care of if anything happens, we invite you to join attorney Ellen LaPlante for a FREE online workshop where you will learn:
- How easy it is to make sure your kids would never be taken out of your home or raised by anyone you wouldn’t want … if something happened to mom or dad.
- How you can make sure the money you’ve been saving to leave your kids, never falls into the wrong hands… and is available to care for your kids immediately, if something did happen.
- How to give your family the gift of knowing everything has been taken care of, if anything happens to you.
Attendees will also learn how to avoid the most common mistakes parents make when planning for the future, including:
- MISTAKE#1:Letting courts decide who will raise their children. Parents who have not selected legal guardians for their children are leaving decisions to strangers in the court system.
- MISTAKE #2: Assuming a plan is not necessary because their family will care for their children. Children can unintentionally end up in the wrong caregiver’s hands resulting in custody battles.
- MISTAKE #3: Being unprepared for something catastrophic, like a serious accident or illness. When both parents are gone, Child Protective Services is often called and foster homes are the only option.
- MISTAKE #4: Being unprepared to pay for your children’s continued care, education and health care. We’ll show you easy and inexpensive ways to provide necessary funds for your children.
- MISTAKE #5: Prevent the court from managing your child’s inheritance and then handing it over to them outright at age 18.
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About the Speaker
Attorney : Ellen LaPlante
Ellen helps clients put together unique estate plans, including assistance with Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives. She also works with clients on Medicaid Planning and qualifying for Medicaid assistance.
Ellen currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a national organization comprised of legal professionals concentrating on estate planning. As a member of the Academy, she receives ongoing, comprehensive training on modern estate planning techniques. Ellen is also a member of the Vermont Bar Association. She is the current President of the Vermont chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Family Network, an organization that supports families of children with Special Needs.
We promise you’ll leave this educational event with practical ideas and action steps that you can take immediately, to start laying a solid and secure foundation for your family’s future. There’s no pressure to sign up for legal services or work with our firm—we are simply here to help you!