Your heart is broken many times over. Not only have you lost someone whom you love due to the negligence of someone else, but you are also watching a child whom you love mourn the loss of her parent. What can you do to make things better for this child? How can you help?
Three Things You Can Do to Help a Child Who Has Lost a Parent
While you must accept that this child’s life has been forever changed and that no one will ever take the place of her mother or father, there are things that you can do to help protect the child’s future. Specifically, you (or the child’s guardian if you are not the other parent or guardian) can:
- Make sure the child’s emotional needs are met. The child is going to need support from family, friends, and possibly a professional.
- Make sure the child’s practical needs are met. Children thrive on routine, and it is important for the child to know that her basic needs will be met.
- Make sure the child’s financial needs are met. It is important to plan for the future and determine how the child will be supported without the income of a parent.
This is, undoubtedly, a difficult and complex task. However, you do not have to do it alone.
Call a Kentucky Wrongful Death Attorney for Help Protecting the Child
An experienced Lexington wrongful death lawyer can help you understand the child’s legal rights and fight for a fair and just recovery. For more information about how we may be able to help the child you love after the tragic loss of a parent, please contact us for a FREE consultation. We can be reached via this website or by calling 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942.