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Pregnancy is one of those significant life events that cause us to make a great many changes in our lives.

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									                   Estate Plan Considerations for Those Who Are Expecting

Pregnancy is one of those significant life events that cause us to make a great many changes in
our lives. One thing to which being pregnant should give rise, is considerations about your
estate plan. Perhaps you do not yet have an estate plan in place. Perhaps you need to make
some adjustments to your existing plan, in light of the pregnancy. Regardless of your estate
plan’s status, you should find the following paragraphs to be of use.

The first thing to remember is that an estate plan made during pregnancy can be altered later,
so don’t feel as though it’s written in stone. Another thing to remember is to establish a plan
that addresses needs which may arise during the pregnancy, as well as providing for the care of
your child in the future.

Being pregnant carries with it a set of medical risks that may affect the mother, the child or
both. With this in mind, it is a very good idea to have advance directives in place, such as a
living will or a durable healthcare power of attorney. Both of these are legal documents that,
respectively, allow you to dictate the medical treatments to which you do not want to be
subjected, and designate someone to make medical decisions for you should you be unable to
do so.

The odds are, however, that your pregnancy will go smoothly. But what if something happens
to you in the future? Drafting a will in which you appoint a guardian to care for your child,
should neither parent be available to do so, is also a good idea.

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