- Designation of Health Care Agent for Minor Children: If an emergency arises where you cannot be reached, the agent named in this document can make medical decisions for your children
- Authorization Form for Minor Children: This is a broad document allows your child's caretaker to take actions you authorize them to, on your behalf, while you are gone. Typical authorizations include the right to travel with your child, enrollment in educational and recreational programs, and even authorize medical treatments for your child similar to the Designation of Health Care Agent.
- Itinerary: Let your child's caretaker know where you will be and how they can reach you in case of an emergency. This includes flight schedules and hotel information.
- Emergency Contact Information: Also referred to as "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) contacts, this is a list of (and contact information for) your child's doctors, the nearest hospital, urgent care facility, and the nearest family and friends. These are important details to provide to your child's caretaker.
- Child's Schedule: Does your child have a routine that works best for him? If so, help make sure your child doesn't miss a beat while you are gone by providing a detailed description of your child's routine. You may also want to include the contact information for regular playmates so that your child can see his friends while you are gone.
- Estate Planning Documents: Most people like to ensure their estate planning documents are in order before leaving town. For most parents, this includes a valid Will, Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, Designation of Guardian for Minor Children, Medical Power of Attorney, and Physician's Directive.
Parents should seek the advice of a competent attorney who understands their unique legal needs to help in the planning and drafting of these legal documents. To get more information on drafting these estate planning documents, click here or contact us for a free phone consultation.