Fantasia, American Idol Season 3 winner, announced she gave birth to her second child on December 27, 2011, in North Carolina. The singer welcomed baby boy Dallas Xavier, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Baby Dallas joins big sister Zion, 10, who Fantasia has from a previous relationship. Fantasia has not revealed the identity of the father of baby Dallas, although she has been romantically linked to Antwaun Cook since summer 2010. Full article.
It is vital for single parents to have their affairs in order. They must plan for their children. It is advisable for single parents to have a Last Will and Testament, with provisions of who will care for their children should they pass. A Last Will and Testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his/her estate and provides for the transfer of his/her property at death. Included in the Will is provision of Guardianship. A parent may nominate who will look after their child should they pass without another parent alive. Also, a single parent can arrange to provide for their children’s health, education, maintenance, and support in a trust. The trust will hold the money for the child until he/she turns a certain age. Distributions may be staggered, so that the child receives 1/3 of the estate at age 25, 1/3 at age 30, and 1/3 at age 35. It is important to consult with an attorney about your affairs. No estate is too small to be excluded from estate planning.
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