Hi everyone, My husband and I are going on vacation to Florida in June. My parents and my husband's mom are taking turns keeping our son while we are gone. Of course I started thinking what if something happened to the both of us... where would DS go? We do not have a will. It is hard for my husband and I to even meet during business hours to go see an attorney because I work 1st shift and he works 2nd shift. I have already talked to my parents about the situation and they agreed to be the guardians to DS. If I typed something up and both my husband and I signed it, would it fly in court?
Even if you don't do it in time for your vacation in June, it's a good idea to have one. I don't know if a signed piece of paper would hold up in court, it might hold more weight if it were notarized. But I'm not a lawyer, so I really have no idea. Either way, a will declares your intentions if something should happen and could prevent potential legal questions regarding your DS. Also, you don't have to go at the same time to make/sign a will do you?
You could also try legalzoom.com. They are legal documents you do on-line. Not only do you want to make sure your son is taken care of but also your house and money. But seeing a lawyer is a good idea. Regardless if you were going on vacation or not. It's something I keep meaning to do. Just haven't done it yet.
We did ours last summer and it really doesn't take too long. The lawyer has a list of general questions, that I'm sure he could email to you ahead of time, and we just answered them. Then they typed up a will that we proof read and once they were finalized we meet one last time to sign them. I'm sure you could go in at different times to sign.
I did hear about a website online that you can create documents that are legally binding. You could look into that too. However, I think it's best to do a lawyer b/c then you know it will hold up in court. Plus we had our living will and Power of Attorny done at the same time.
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