“The Kids Are Alright” Authors: Protect Your Kids

Orphaned Children and Authors of the Bestselling Book “The Kids Are All Right Partner With Personal Family Lawyers® Nationwide to Ensure Parents Have Affordable Access to Name Guardians for Kids

Liz and Diana Welch, bestselling authors of the Kids are All Right and daughters of late soap star Ann Williams have partnered with a national team of lawyers to make sure parents have affordable access to name guardians for their kids before tragedy strikes so what happened to them never happens to other children.  David Feakes is the neighborhood Personal Family Lawyer® in Boston’s MetroWest area, with offices in Acton, MA.

ACTON, MA, January 12 – On the heels of releasing their best-selling memoir about their experience after the death of both of their parents,  Liz and Diana Welch, authors of the “The Kids Are All Right”, have partnered with Personal Family Lawyers® throughout the United States and Canada to make sure all parents know what they need to do to make sure their kids would never be left without a clear plan if anything happens to their parents.

The four Welch siblings, ranging in age from age 8 to age 19 were split up after the death of their mother, soap star, Ann Williams. While it’s true the Welch kids did turn out even better than all right in many respects, they can’t help but wish their mother had planned better for their care, which became nearly impossible once she was diagnosed with cancer.

With the goal of ensuring that no children ever again are left without a comprehensive plan for their care, Liz and Diana Welch talked at length with nationally recognized legal expert and founder of the Family Wealth Planning Institute, Alexis Martin Neely.  During this talk, the Welch sisters recounted the painful loss of their parents within years of each other, how they fared in the absence of guardianship directives, and what it was like for the four Welch children to be separated after the death of their parents.  They also discussed what parents need to know about naming legal guardians and resources for getting the process started totally free.

“Especially in times of economic hardship, many parents think drafting a will or naming guardians for their kids is a ‘luxury’ and out of the question.  But as the Welch’s story makes clear, it’s far more expensive and painful for children to be left as orphans and financially uncared for than it is to sit down and draft these documents with a lawyer in the first place,” says David Feakes, the Personal Family Lawyer® in Boston’s MetroWest area, with offices in Acton, MA.

In honor of the Welch siblings and their new book, Personal Family Lawyers® throughout the United States and Canada are offering a free Family Wealth Planning Session (including guardian nominations) to parents at www.PersonalFamilyLawyer.com.  Use the certificate code “Welch”.

In the event there is not a Personal Family Lawyer in your neighborhood, you can create legal documents naming guardians for your children at the free Kids Protection Plan website.

“I want to make sure no children in our neighborhood are left without a plan for their care no matter what.  It’s my pleasure to offer this gift in honor of the Welch siblings and their new book.” says David Feakes, the only Personal Family Lawyer® in Boston’s MetroWest area.

For further information on naming guardians for kids or the partnership between Liz and Diana Welch and local Personal Family Lawyer® David Feakes, please contact Paula Feakes, Client Services Director at Feakes Associates at 978-263-6900 or [email protected].

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