Actor Ben Affleck and his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, welcomed their third child, a boy, Samuel Garner Affleck, to their family. The couple married on June 29, 2005 after a year of dating. Affleck and Garner have two other children, Violet Ann Affleck, born in December 2005, and Seraphina Elizabeth Rose Affleck, born in January 2009. Prior to the birth of their first son, Garner stated in an interview with a journalist that Affleck was very excited to welcome baby Samuel, as Affleck is looking forward to having a son to play soccer. Full article.

Estate planning is vital for every family, especially families with small children. It is best practice to review your Last Will and Testament as your family dynamics change. For parents with young children, it is important to include Guardianship and Conservatorship nominations for all minor children. Most families opt to nominate the same person to serve as Guardian of their children so that their children will remain under the same roof. Before you make that nomination it is important to sit down and talk to the person who you wish to care for your children to make sure that person would feel comfortable assuming such a major responsibility. It is also important to consider a testamentary trust, so that your child does not receive an inheritance in one lump sum. Many choose to disperse funds in smaller sums over a many years. Parents of minor children face many big decisions. Having a well thought out Estate plan can ease much of the stress of the unknowing.

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