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WHAT Happens When Parents Die?

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 10:31 am in Parenting Issues.

When Michael Jackson died in July, the custody battle for his three kids began. The situation raised a point that many of us don’t like to think about —if something terrible happened to us, who would take care of our kids? Times and Trib features writer Laura Casey is exploring the subject of guardianship, how it’s decided and what happens when the worst happens, for an upcoming story about naming someone to take care of the kids in the event that you can’t. If you’ve tackled this subject in your family and are willing to share your thoughts, please contact her at 925-952-2697 or

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