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Designation of Guardians and Durable Power of Attorney

This document allows you to nominate a person to act as guardian of the person of your minor child(ren). A guardian of the person is an individual who is legally responsible for the personal affairs, health and well-being of a minor. The guardian of the person will have the authority to make decisions on behalf of your minor children when you are unable to do so.

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Transfer Under Uniform Gift to Minor Act

Under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act (UGMA) or the Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA), depending on which law applies in your state, an account can be established for a child. The purpose of the account is to permit someone to make gifts or transfers of property to a minor without setting up a trust. The transfers made to this type of an account are considered an irrevocable transfer to the minor in whose name the account is registered. Use this document to transfer gifts or property to a minor through a UGMA or UTMA account. Once you complete all three parts, you will have a Children's Trust that you can print. After you print the Children's Trust, you will need to have it signed by two witnesses and notorized before taking it to your attorney.

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Children's Trust Will

This will provides for the spouse of the will writer to receive most everything upon the trust writers death. However, the significance of this will is that upon death of both spouses this will provides for the care and maintenance of children of the spouses. This will does not set forth who will be the guardian of the children.

This Children's Trust document is for married people with one or more children. The document is broken down into three parts. The first part recites general information. The second part recites information relating to appointing a guardian for your child(ren), and the last part gathers information relating to the disposition of tangible personal property.

Once you complete all three parts and after you print the Children&'s Trust, you will need to have it signed by two witnesses and notorized before taking it to your attorney.

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Life Insurance Beneficiary Change Request - To Add Children

When you have a new child, you may wish to change the beneficiary of your life insurance policy to include your new child. Requests to change beneficiaries must be submitted in writing to your insurance carrier. If you would like to add your child as a beneficiary to your policy, use this Life Insurance Beneficiary Change Request to create a customized letter for your carrier with your specific policy and beneficiary information.

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Codicil to Will (To Add Child/ren)

When you have a new child, it is important to update your will to include your new child, so that he or she is included, and to avoid unnecessary probate expenses. In order to update your will, you don't need to rewrite the entire thing. All you need to do is create a codicil (modification to the will) and specify what part of the will you would like changed so that your new child is included. Reference the location and the specific language you will be affecting. Be as clear and precise as possible to avoid undue complications. This form is not a substitute for legal advice. When making a codicil, it is highly recommended to seek the advice of a qualified estate planning attorney to avoid complications and assure that your codicil states your modified wishes.

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School Absence Request

A school absence request is a letter from a parent, written to a school administrator notifying the administrator of a child's upcoming absence. Sending such a letter helps parents plan ahead for vacations or other family events that require their children's attendance by clearing the absence ahead of time. Use this form to notify your children's school of their upcoming absence.

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Trip Permission Slip

A trip permission slip is a letter that a parent will sign and deliver to an organization such as a school or church authorizing the employees of such an organization to take responsibility for their child. A key feature of the trip permission slip is the authorization granted by the parent to the organization in charge of the trip allowing the organization's employees to consent to medical treatment for the child. Use this form to grant your consent to an organization or school that will be organizing a trip for your child.

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General Information

Congratulations on your decision to start a family! Having children is fun, exciting and rewarding but there is of course a lot of responsibility involved and it can be overwhelming at times. At LawSmart we strive to make every one of your Life Events a little easier and more organized.