You might assume your close family and friends will take care of your children if anything ever happens to you, but everything won’t be simple and easy unless you prepare for it. Your family and friends would probably want to take care of your children, but it is not up to them to decide. If you did not appoint a guardian for your children, even a stranger could gain custody of your loved ones. Plan now so you could make certain that your children are never taken into the care of strangers.
It can be hard for elderly relatives to take care of themselves and sometimes are taken advantage of. Elderly need help with daily functions and finances so they are likely to befriend someone that is trying to help them without realizing they are being financially abused. Here are some red flags of financial abuse that you should be on the lookout for if you are caring for an elderly loved one.