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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Protecting the family legally!

It's that time of the year, before the holiday's gear up and as summer ends, to update the families legal protective documents.  It isn't fun or exciting to think about, but it is our responsibility as parents to make sure these documents are in order.  Where do you start?
There are a lot of different items to put on your starter list.  I would start by looking at life insurance.  The most important thing you can do as a parent is to plan for the future.  Even if your not there,  it is important to make sure that at least the finances are secure for a while.  We made sure to shop around for different quotes at places like  This way we could get the plan that worked for our finances now.  We wanted to make sure the other was alright for a few years based on our current level of bills.  This way whomever was still here could focus on mourning and the kids before having to head back to work.
From there we will be revisiting and discussing our advanced directives, living wills, and wills.  This way we will always know each others wishes.  It is important to make sure to let each other and your families know your wishes.  This way if it conflicts with what they would want for you they will know and understand your choices.  It is important to remember during these discussions to respect the choices of the other person.  It is their choice and desires, even if you don't understand them and they can't express their reasons for them.  So, make sure to revisit these choices yearly and protect your family for all potential issues that may come in the future.

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