The Pew Research Center indicates that 25 percent of fathers do not reside with their children. As a result, many fathers may not play an active role in parenting. Despite these unfortunate findings, some fathers in the Gainesville area still manage to share quality time with their children.

Fathers who make spending time with their children a priority enjoy a wide range of activities with them. They may help their children with homework, attend sports events, help with carpooling and participate in other activities their children enjoy. Some fathers even volunteer to spend time with children who are not their offspring. These volunteer activities are varied, but they can include coaching, mentoring students, acting as a homeroom parent and volunteering at the child’s school. Dads who volunteer have the opportunity to make an impression on children who may not otherwise have a positive male role model in their lives.

Many fathers cherish spending time with their children because children grow up quickly. However, being a responsible dad is not just about sharing time with your children; it also involves planning for the future. Parents need to make sure that they have a plan in place in the event a tragedy occurs that prevents them from caring for their children.

Caring for your children is essential to their well-being. The Law Office of Knellinger & Associates can advise you of the documents necessary to protect your children in the event of a tragic accident or death. Our experienced estate planning lawyers can assist you by drafting a will, creating a trust, or preparing other documents that will protect your children. The ages of your children, your assets and other details about your finances and family circumstances will help our attorneys assist you in drafting the documents that meet your children’s needs and will ensure that your wishes are carried out.

Thinking about your death may be uncomfortable, but preparing for the future allows you to protect your children financially and arrange for their care. The Law Office of Knellinger & Associates has been helping parents plan for the future for years. Consult with our experienced Gainesville attorneys today.

About Richard Knellinger

The Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates provides legal advice and representation for individuals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Gainesville, Florida, and communities throughout north central Florida, including cities such as Ocala, Starke, Palatka, Lake City, Middleburg, Trenton, Bronson, Lake Butler, Cross City, Williston, Chiefland, Alachua, Jasper, Live Oak, and Jacksonville, Florida.

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