Delegation of Powers by Parent or Guardian

August 20, 2015

Parents, legal custodians, or legal guardians periodically find themselves in a position that necessitates granting power to another adult regarding the care, custody, or property of a minor child or incapacitated person (ward). Examples may include a vacation out of state or country, a long term illness, or other extenuating circumstances.  One way to delegate […]

Unintended Consequences: Naming a Child as Beneficiary of Life Insurance

June 6, 2012

If you are one of the millions of parents who own a life insurance policy, you may have your child named individually as a primary or contingent beneficiary if you were to pass away while the policy was still in effect.  However, naming a child individually, especially under the age of eighteen, can have unintended […]

Appointing a Guardian for Minor Children

June 5, 2011

Having a baby or adopting a child is a major life event that should cause people to start thinking about estate planning. Most specifically, creating a will to nominate a guardian if something were to happen to both parents. For many, choosing a guardian for minor children is a very difficult decision; so difficult that it prevents many […]