Even Clark Howard agrees that new parents should take the time to consult with an attorney to have their Will prepared. A Florida Will allows you to choose who you want to take care of and raise your children, should anything ever happen to both you and your spouse at the same time. It only takes minutes to consult with a Jacksonville Will Attorney, and having your Will prepared is easy and affordable. A Will affords you the peace of mind to know that it will be your decision and not the State of Florida's decision who would be the appropriate person to become the legal guardian of your children.
A Will allows you to direct how your children will be cared for financially, not only during their childhood, but in their adult life as well.
You also assign a Personal Representative (Executor) in your Will. This person will ensure that your wishes as outlined in your Will are carried out.
New Parents and their children have a life-time in front of them. Knowing that their valid Florida Will has been executed and safely stored, gives parents the peace of mind knowing, that in the event of the unexpected, their children have been provided for, and will be taken care of.
Jacksonville Parents of Newborns once you have made that important decision to have your Will prepared, decide to meet with a Jacksonville Lawyer. As a Jacksonville Will Lawyer I have seen families go through unnecessary grief, frustration, time and expense when a loved one's Will has not been executed properly. Make sure your Will has been prepared under the guidelines prescribed by the Florida Statutes. An invalid Will is all that much easier for one to contest after you are gone. Parents, when making out that list of items and things needed for after the baby arrives, be sure to add, "have Will prepared", (and move it to the top of your list).