Estate Planning Attorneys for Parents with Minor Children in Jackson, Michigan

Becoming a parent is a special and exciting time in one's life. The big day comes and your baby has turned your life upside down, in a good way of course. The sleepless nights have started and you are concentrating on making sure you do everything in your power as a new parent to ensure the best possible future for your child.

During all the new, exciting experiences between the first crawl, word, step, etc., combined with the sleep deprivation, you may be forgetting one very important thing – preparing for the future if something suddenly and unexpectedly happens to you.

Yes, it is important to prepare for your child’s future in case tragedy strikes. You may not think it will happen, but there is a real risk. It is responsible parenting to plan for the future, however unlikely a disaster may be.

Common Questions for New Parents of Minor Children

Ask yourself a few questions:

  • What would happen to your child if you passed away without any planning?
  • Who would take care of baby John or Jane?
  • Would the guardians have the financial ability to care for your child?
  • Would they have to go to court? How long would it take?
  • What is the difference between Godparents and guardians?
  • Do my child’s Godparents automatically become guardians?
  • What happens to my property and possessions when I die when my child is still a minor?
  • Would my children get their inheritance at age 18, when they may be too irresponsible to handle it?

If you haven’t thought about it yet, or more likely, if you have thought about it but haven’t taken the next step to speak to an experienced estate planning attorney about your options, you are certainly not alone. Most people do not want to think about or plan for their unexpected death, especially as a young, busy adult (and new parent).

The will and trust attorneys at Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski, P.C. strongly encourage you to start asking questions and plan for the future. A small investment now can save time, money and heartache down the road should the unexpected happen. That's right, without proper planning, your loved ones could end up in probate court for many years at great expense and time. Our lawyers can set up a plan to help avoid this unwanted outcome.

Our estate planning lawyers over 55 years combined experience assisting new parents and families with preparing for the future and protecting their children. Let us put our experience to work for you and your family.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski at (517) 787-9481, email, or complete our online contact form. Based in Jackson, we serve clients throughout mid-Michigan.