We all want to be there for our children but what if you're not? What if you're travelling overseas and there's an event, that means you're stuck there and can't get home? What if you have a medical emergency that leaves you hospitalized, in intensive care, unable to communicate? What if the unthinkable happens and you die in a car accident?
Without an emergency response plan, your child may be taken into protective custody or foster care, making an already traumatic event much worse.
And while the odds of these events happening to you may seem remote, these are real risks. These are situations that all families, divorced or not need to consider and being divorced, can compound the drama.
The good news is that with the courage to consider these possibilities you can put a plan in place that will make the world of difference to your child.
Joining Mandy to discuss the ins and outs of a Children's Emergency Response Plan is estate planning attorney Martha Hartney. Inspired by her own two children, Martha is the creator of CHERP, the solution that walks you through creating your Children's Emergency Response Plan in 30 minutes.
You'll find a synopsis of this episode over at Mandy's Since My Divorce blog.
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