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Imagine knowing that your kids will be safe, loved, and cared for no matter what happens to you

We want to make sure that our kids feel safe, loved, and taken care of, but our kids don’t know that we lie awake at night, brow furrowed with worry.

Sometimes we’re worrying if they had a full serving of fruits and vegetables today (ketchup on dino nuggets does double duty, right?)

Other times, our brains are filled with more serious thoughts …

Sometimes we lay awake at night thinking about what happens to our kids if we die?

let’s make sure that your kids will be raised in the way that you want, 
by the people that you want, no matter what happens to you

Does your brain never stop running? Thinking about all the “what ifs” around taking care of your kids? Things like …

Have you thought about this? Then thought, “Oh that’s fine. I completed the alternate pick up form at the school.”

Reality check – that’s not for you. That’s to protect the school from liability. The alternate pick up form won’t allow the person you named on it to watch your kid if the police come asking, or if a judge makes a decision. Nope. It just protects the school.

Besides, do you want the person on the alternative pick up form to raise your kids?

Have you ever thought about it, ever worried about it? Ever heard that small voice in the back of your head saying, “What if…?” and then trail off ominously.

You have so many other things to worry about – big things, little things – that this just seems too overwhelming and you don’t know what to do.

You’ve completed a special meal plan at the school, and your kid sits at the special “no-peanuts” table, but who makes sure at home that your kid doesn’t eat peanut butter.

You. Right?

You diligently read ingredient lists, food labels, and are surprised to find out how many things have peanuts in them.

Or soy. Or eggs. Or dairy. Or gluten.

Whatever it is. You are the person who makes sure your kids don’t eat something that will kill them. You keep the epi-pen in your purse, and you pray you never have to use it. But you will if you need to. Right in the leg.

Religion and spirituality are a central part of your family; you and your partner decided that you’re going to raise your kids in the same tradition that you were raised.

You go to service every week, maybe more than once. You wake up early, take showers, put on nice clothes, and matching shoes (if you’re lucky).

What happens if you and your partner aren’t there to make sure your kids go? Who will take your kids? Who will make sure that they celebrate the holidays? Say their prayers before bed? Before each meal? Light the candles in the right order?

Right now, that’s you. Who will do it if you’re not around?

Say “Yes” to peace of mind, Say “Yes” to the Children’s Action Plan

Get your Children’s Action Plan, an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method, and create and customize the plan that will ensure your kids will always be raised in the way that you want, by the people that you want, no matter what happens to you.

About Us

Hey! We’re Kathrine Leach and Julia Emery and we help parents design and build their Giving Forward Plans so that there will always be a plan in place to keep a roof over their kids’ heads and the money to keep their bellies full.

But over time we discovered that going from zero to sixty with creating your Last Will and Testament or (gulp) a Revocable Living Trust was a HUGE step in legal and financial planning. Most of our clients – especially our clients with young children – just wanted to get started by making sure there was a plan to take care of their kids.

Kathrine is a former military spouse and after speaking with other parents and doing some research, she learned about Family Action Plans. A Family Action Plan is a plan created by single parent servicemembers to take care of their children at home while they are deployed (and forever after if necessary).

The Family Action Plan seemed like the perfect fit to help bridge that gap. It needed some tweaks to make it more user friendly, but after lots of research, we finally got there! 

Thus, the Children’s Action Plan was born to help parents bridge the gap between no planning and full-blown estate planning with the Last Will and Testament or Revocable Living Trust. 

Here’s what you get when you say “Yes” to the Children’s Action Plan

This program will help you create a plan – a safety net – to catch your kids if something ever happens to you. Not only is it essential for your kids, but it’s vital to bring you peace of mind and remove some of the emotional labor that you’re carrying around.

Peace of Mind:

The calm, quiet certainty that you have created a plan that will spring into action if it’s ever needed. That means you can put your mind to more important things … like finding your kid’s left shoe. (Seriously, how do you lose one shoe?)

Guidance:

We’re here to support you. Our team will be there to answer your questions and provide guidance to assist you and your use of your Children’s Action Plan. (We can’t help with the shoe, but we’d start with the toy box.)

Empowerment:

By taking control of the unknown and facing it head-on with a plan, you are empowering yourself, your friends, and your family. This empowerment gives you the freedom you need to devote energy to other areas of your life, such as being present at your kid’s music recital, supporting your partner at his company’s intramural softball team (yay …), and being an active member in your community.

Connection:

Strengthen your connections with your partner, your kids, your friends, and your family. By creating the Children’s Action Plan, you will develop a deeper connection with your partner, determine what is most important for your family, and forge a greater friendship with the friends that you rely on to make sure your kids will always be given a safe place to grow up.

Say “Yes” to peace of mind, Say “Yes” to the Children’s Action Plan

Get your Children’s Action Plan, an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method, and create and customize the plan that will ensure your kids will always be raised in the way that you want, by the people that you want, no matter what happens to you.

It’s time to stop worrying and start planning

Want a sneak peak inside the Children’s Action Plan?

Guided tutorials and lessons to keep you on track

Worksheets to keep your information all in one place

Proprietary Legal Templates Drafted by Attorneys

Print out of your Children’s Action Plan Immediately Available after Completion

With step by step instructions to make it all legal

Say “Yes” to peace of mind, Say “Yes” to the Children’s Action Plan

Get your Children’s Action Plan, an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method, and create and customize the plan that will ensure your kids will always be raised in the way that you want, by the people that you want, no matter what happens to you.

FAQ's

Yes, you can. However, you’ll want to update it if you discover your child has any medical or food allergies. We also recommended that you review your plan annually and update it as needed.

Yes, if you have joint legal and physical custody of your children.

If you have shared custody, then the most crucial things to reference will be the divorce decree, which typically includes guardianship language for the care of your joint children if you and your ex-spouse die. Check your divorce decree for this language. So long as your Children’s Action Plan matches the order, then you’re good to go. If you need to make changes to the guardians nominated in the divorce decree, you will likely need to return to your family law attorney or get a new court order before you can create the Children’s Action Plan.

That being said, you can most likely use this program to create the First Responders nominations and Family Care ID Cards, the Medical Information Guides, and the Family Information Guides. (We include the most likely language because that is also subject to your divorce decree.)

If you have sole physical and legal custody of your children, then you can use this program. 

Yes. Do you have legal and physical sole custody of your child? You must have full legal and physical custody rights to your child to create the Children’s Action Plan. The Family Care Plan used by the United States Military is only required for single parents. It is optional if both parents are still living. (We disagree, with think this is necessary for all families with children under the age of 18.)

No. Sorry. Unless your child is a prodigy and entered college as a minor (under the age of 18), then your college-aged kid is an adult (surprise!), and this plan will not work for them. We are working on a College Kids Program that will enable your post-kid pre-adult to #adult with the best of them, but it’s not ready yet.

We estimate that it will take you about 10 hours to complete this program. That includes viewing the videos, completing the exercises, communicating with your nominated guardians, and getting your plan signed.

The Children’s Action Plan is currently only available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It is designed by attorneys licensed in those state for use by people living in those states. That means that the documents are specific to you state, which makes them way better than other online document solutions. It’s designed by licensed attorneys who understand your unique state concerns and processes around protecting children. 

If you’ve read this far, you owe it to yourself to honestly answer these questions:

What happens to your kids if you don’t come home from work?

If you can’t answer that question definitely – and I mean with a rock-solid plan from the time that you are discovered to be missing, injured, or dead, to the time that a family member is appointed by a judge to act as their guardian – then you need to ask yourself …

What happens between the time the police officer picks up my kids to the time the judge appoints a guardian?

Do you know who will be able to take care of your kids? Do they have the documents to show you gave them authority? Do you know that a judge will accept the documents and honor your wishes?

What if just one first responder nomination from the Children’s Action Plan …

… prevented your child from spending hours in a police station?

What if having the CAP ID card in your wallet told a police officer, or doctor or nurse that…

… you had kids at school or at home that needed to be taken care of?

What if having the medical information guides prevented a child’s caregiver from

…giving your child medicine or food that your kid is allergic to?

What if having named just one guardian in your Children’s Action Plan …

… prevents your kids from spending time with a – however caring – foster family?

What is that peace of mind worth to you?

Is it worth a “honey and me” vacation without the kids? Knowing that they can spend time with your parents, safe and secure.

Is it worth a good night’s sleep, not having the emotional labor of thinking “what if, what if, what if?”

Say “Yes” to peace of mind, Say “Yes” to the Children’s Action Plan

Get your Children’s Action Plan, an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method, and create and customize the plan that will ensure your kids will always be raised in the way that you want, by the people that you want, no matter what happens to you.