Congratulations!  You are in the midst of an exciting adventure, but it’s an adventure with real-life concerns.  You might be asking yourself: “What estate planning should I do? Do I need a will or trust to protect my children?”  According to a recent survey, 60% of Americans don’t even have a simple will to protect their kids.

“What would happen to my children if something happened to me and my spouse? How do I protect my children as a new parent?” With simple estate planning, you can easily ensure that your children would be raised by the person you choose and that your children would not inherit everything at age 18, but at the ages and stages you want them to inherit. 

San Diego’s “The Parent Connection,” a non-profit sponsored by Scripps Hospitals, is hosting a seminar with guidance for new parents.

Estate planning and early financial decisions are  important for every new parent.  Making plans for your possible death or incapacity is an important part of your new responsibilities.  It may not be an pleasant task, but that doesn’t mean that you can just cross your fingers and hope that the worst won’t happen to you.  A well-versed estate planning lawyer can walk you through the maze of choices you need to make as a responsible parent.

Daniel K. Printz, Esq., an estate planning attorney and adjunct faculty member at the University of San Diego, and Kristin Barron, a financial planner,  will discuss how to avoid probate, how to be prepared to cover the issues of incapacity, how to secure your financial future as well as your child’s college education. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about 529 plans, education and Roth IRAs, UTMA accounts and alternative investments.

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011          **** Activities will be available for children ****

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Location: Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Eastlake — 971 Lane Avenue, Chula Vista, 91914 

This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers. Registration for nonmembers will be reimbursed; provide receipt at the event.  Register by calling the Law Office of Daniel K. Printz at (858) 720-8250 OR online at