In last week’s column, Attorney Pruitt discussed the possible financial disasters that can result from lack of planning with a second marriage. But financial issues aren’t the only types of problems that can arise when your situation involves a stepparent or blended family. When a new person is added to your family – be it a stepparent or step or half-sibling – your children may be resistive or resentful. Parents considering this type of move should be pro-active in addressing the possible negative reactions of the children involved. Don’t just hope for the best. Seek the advice of a professional, be that a parenting expert or counselor, and provide an unbiased third person for your child to confide in. If you fail to plan for either the financial or personal pitfalls, you’ll most likely be in to see us. And we’d rather help with happier legal issues. Whatever your needs, contact us at 262-633-8301, through our website at, or visit us at 731 Main Street in Racine. We are your partners for professional service.