If you’re like most people, you aren’t eager to spend time thinking about what would happen if you became unable to direct your own medical care because of illness, an accident, or advanced age. However, if you don’t do at least a little bit of planning — writing down your wishes about the kinds of […]
My Dependents and My Pets
Welcome to Day 7!
Today you will compile your Dependent and Pet Info.
If you have the Yup I’m Dead…Now What? Book, you can find Dependents and Pets in Chapter 7 and 8.
This will be a tough, but necessary one. We can’t imagine our children being forced to live with someone that we do not approve of. This is exactly why you need to list a Guardian for your minor Children in your Will.
Generally, if there are two parents willing and able to care for a child, and one dies, the other takes over custody of the child. If both parents of a minor child die, the court must appoint a Guardian for the child. This is why you need to name the person you would like appointed as personal guardian in your will. You must use a will to name a personal guardian. If you don’t name one in your will, the court will do it for you!
Read more about How to Choose the Right Guardian for your Child
In this Chapter, you will not only identify your Dependents key information, instructions for care and history, but will record information your Pets Care and wishes for placement. The easiest way to arrange for care of your pets is to set up a plan with a friend or family member. Discuss your wishes with the prospective caretaker, making sure they are willing and able to help. Then list this person in Your Will and in your Yup I’m Dead…Now What? Book. You may also want to leave some money in your will for the caretaker, to be used for the pet’s care.
You may need a breather after making it through Day 7. The important thing is to keep moving forward. If you find yourself getting sad or overwhelmed, stop for a moment and tell yourself that the reason you are doing this is so that your loved ones won’t be burdened with difficult decisions during what could be the most difficult time of their life. Remind yourself that you are doing this to prepare and protect them!