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Why Parents with Minor Children Need a Will

Jan. 19, 2022

The decision to create a will is often one of the most important decisions parents can make. Without a will, parents may leave their minor children without any parental guidance or support in life.

In this article, we explore why parents with minor children need wills and how a will can offer protection for your children even if you aren’t around.

Wills Ensure Your Children Are Cared for by the People You Want

Creating a will is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children are taken care of in case something happens to them. If parents die without a will, their minor children may be placed into the custody of another family member or even a state-run organization. This could result in the child being raised in an environment that is not ideal or in which the parents' wishes are not carried out.

What Exactly is a Will?

A will is a document that outlines who should take care of your children if you die and how they should be raised. It can also include financial provisions for your children, such as setting up a trust fund to help pay for their education or future expenses.

You can also use your will to name a guardian for your children. If you do not have any family members who are able to take on this role, you may want to consider naming a friend or even an institution as the child's guardian.

We Can Help You Create a Will That Fits Your Needs

Our team understands that parents want what is best for their children and can help parents in Georgia create wills that protect the future of those they love. If you’d like to learn more about ways to protect your children (and your hard-earned assets) contact my office for a free strategy session.

Parenting Tip:

Parenting While Divorced - It can be difficult for children when their parents split up, but there are things you can do to help make the transition easier for them. The most important thing you can do as a parent is to be honest with your children. Tell them the truth about what is happening and why you are splitting up. Do not try to sugarcoat things or make it sound like everything will be okay. Children need to know that their parents are still there for them, even if they are no longer together.