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Massachusetts Trust and Estate Lawyers Help you Protect your Children.

When devising your estate plan, the care of your children is likely your foremost concern. The attorneys at Chernick & Chernick will provide you with sound advice and professional assistance with crucial decisions regarding the financial support, protection and guardianship of your children. 

Choosing a Guardian for your Children

It is important to select and name a guardian who will raise your children according to your parental philosophies. You should be aware that sometimes the court may reject a guardian whom it finds is unwilling or unable to care for your children. The attorneys at Chernick & Chernick will help you to determine and name a guardian who can step into the role of guardian and help you name an alternative if your primary guardian choice is unavailable or rejected by the court.  

Our attorneys also recommend that you thoroughly discuss your decision with your chosen guardian to make sure the guardian you've selected is willing and prepared to accept the responsibility of caring for your children as you wish. 

The Importance of Making a Will


Having named a guardian for your children is especially important if you are a single parent or in the unfortunate situation that both parents were to die at the same time. If you have not named a guardian for your children, the court will appoint a guardian for your children. In these situations, the guardian the court designates may make very different decisions for your children than you, or the person whom you selected in your will, may have. 


Caring for an Incapacitated Adult


The attorneys at Chernick & Chernick can help you arrange for the care of disabled children or an elderly parent. We can guide you in choosing a conservator whom you can trust to manage the financial needs of your loved ones according to your wishes. ​

We proudly serve all of Western Massachusetts including the following towns and cities:

If you are interested in other legal services, Chernick & Chernick Law specializes in the following practice areas:

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