New Parents and Writing A Will

Many new parents think that they should write or re-write their Wills after the birth of a child and for many couples this is the first time they have written a Will.

One of the most important issue new mothers and fathers need to consider is who will be the guardian of their child if the unthinkable happens to both parents. This is not fun stuff to consider, but necessary. You do not want your family going through a traumatic and costly custody dispute on top of dealing with the grief they are feeling as a result of your death.

From a legal standpoint, when you become a parent, updating your Wills is not the only thing you should consider. You should also look at getting  Personal Directives and Enduring Powers of Attorney to appoint someone to make decisions and use money to support your child on your behalf if both parents are unable to make decisions due to incapacitation.

If you are a new parent contact our office today.  We will help you to ensure your child is looked after if the unthinkable happens. We understand that for parents, the safety and care of their children is far more important then what is going to happen to the money and other assets.

We will guide you through the process of choosing an appropriate guardian and answer any questions you may have through the entire process.  We are here to help!

 

Written by Stacy Maurier