There’s nothing to make one feel responsible all of a sudden like the birth of a child
The birth of your child is one of the most amazing,
wonderful things you’ll ever experience.
Your partner has been carrying your baby inside her for
months and you’ve tried to support her as much as possible. The labour, though
– I remember feeling useless, seeing my wife go through so much pain and not
being able to help. In fact, in my panic, I hindered – encouraging her to push
when she was supposed to be panting.
And while you understood, as a concept, that at some
point the bump would become a child, nothing can prepare you for that punch of
love when you hold your baby in your arms for the first time. You’re suddenly
responsible for this tiny person!
The maternity ward feels safe but driving home with a
passenger in the baby seat is frightening. Back home, you and your partner are
in charge – flying alone. It’s exhilarating but suddenly all the rules have
changed and it’s bewildering too.
You’re a grown-up. And, as a grown-up, it’s time to ask
yourself some grown-up questions and make some adult decisions – and to plan
for your child’s future by writing a will. You and your partner are going to
have to ask yourselves that most terrifying of questions: who will look after
our child if something happens to us?
It’s a horrible but, tragically, for the 24,000 children
a year who experience the death of a parent (source: Winston’s Wish), very real
situation. There’s a common assumption that your next of kin will automatically
be granted guardianship of your children should you die but, if both parents
pass away and there’s no valid will and therefore no legally appointed
guardian, children will be a ward of court until the courts decide who they
Thankfully, while the thought of your child being all
alone makes your hearts lurch, reassurance is at hand.
Writing a will allows you to:-
* Decide who will look after your children should something
happen to you
* Ensure your children will be educated in the way you
want them to be
* Feel secure in the knowledge there won’t be any family
disputes or court battles over who cares for your children
* And, be confident your children will receive their full
Then, will written and adult responsibilities undertaken,
you can relax into being a father – it’s the most life affirming experience
Making a will can cost as little as £125.00. For more
information please contact us at 01778382723 or firstname.lastname@example.org