#33 Have Young Children?

4 Important Estate Planning Considerations

Smart Planning 101
Episode #33 Have Young Children? 4 Important Estate Planning Considerations

In this week's episode:

What is the second-worst thing that could happen to your children, if something happened to you?
It's simply this: that you didn't make a plan for them. 

During this episode, I talk about four major planning considerations that every parent with minor children should be thinking about when they’re doing their estate planning, and for parents of minor children that haven’t started their estate planning yet. 

  1. Decide who will be your children’s (or child’s) guardian. If you’re choosing a couple, make sure both people are suitable to be your children’s (or child’s) guardians.
  2. Inheritances - do you really want your inheritance to go straight to your child(ren) when they turn 18?
  3. Who do you want to exclude from your children’s (or child’s) upbringing? Those who “look good on paper” to the courts, may not be who you want around your child(ren).
  4. Wills - They are public documents, so if you want to protect your children and their information, you may want to reconsider having a will. Visit the links list below, to find an episode about 5 crucial facts that you may not know about Wills. 

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