When Do You Need Legal Services?

Are you about to welcome home a new bundle of joy?  Having your first child is a time of both excitement and trepidation.  It’s really difficult to completely prepare for an event that you’re unsure of. Follow these recommendations from the childcare experts to ensure your first months with your newborn are as smooth and joyful as possible.

While you may be scurrying to complete the final touches on your baby’s nursery, interviewing day care centers or caregivers, the list seems to be never ending. Be sure to take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and snag a similac coupon for much needed prenatal vitamins, infant formula and valuable feeding advice. Baby names, baby announcements and thank you notes are on the ever growing list along with diapers, bath care and baby bottles. Enjoy the generosity and advice from friends, family and well-wishers. Everyone loves participating in the preparations for the arrival of a new baby.

One issue that you might not have thought to address with the birth of your first child is the legal advice you will need. Your baby’s future depends in large part on the steps you take today to plan for it. Wills, guardians, executors, trusts, powers of attorney are all critical issues that need to be addressed when you become responsible for another life. Get a referral from friends or family for a reputable local attorney that can help you draw a will, appoint guardians, executors and trusts should the unthinkable happen to both you and your spouse. The event will be grave enough without compounding it by the fact that you made no advance preparations for the care and well-being of your minor child. Addressing these issues is like a dental appointment – most are inclined to procrastinate. Remind yourself that you’re not doing this for yourself – but for those that you love. Can you image the emotional drama of a judge determining who was going to raise your child? You can prevent this from happening with a little advance planning. Consider it one of the best investments of your time and money you can make at this stage in your life. Best of luck to you and your growing family!