What Do I Do with Estate Plan after Divorce?
Major changes in your life—such as marriage, having a baby, moving out of state, or divorce—should prompt a revisit to your current will. It is important to revise your will at these times, in order to ensure that your estate planning is up to date.
What a Will Won’t Accomplish
That last will and testament you have tucked away? It may not be the last word on what happens to your stuff after you are gone. Instead, that legal document’s directives for doling out your wealth may be overruled by other paperwork and relevant laws.
Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
According to a Caring.com survey, only 4 in 10 American adults have a will or a living trust. And what may be even more surprising is that younger adults are outpacing their middle-aged and older counterparts when it comes to estate planning.
Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Even those with the best of intentions can fall into the trap of estate planning misinformation. Estate planning attorneys frequently hear rumors and ill advice disguised as facts.
What’s the Right Age to Start Estate Planning?
It may seem like a grim way to spend your free time, but planning your estate when you are young can actually give you the peace of mind you will need to enjoy your golden years in the future.
A Trust can Protect Inheritance from Relatives
You may love your son-in-law or daughter-in-law now, but that could change down the road. So, if you don’t want your money going to your child’s future ex, here’s what you should do.
Estate Planning and a Second Marriage
Married people in second marriages with prior children often have to balance the future well-being of their spouse with that of their own children.
Planning Future for Nontraditional Families
Some people are concerned that the new conservative 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court will roll back protections for non-traditional families. Regardless of the decisions at the Supreme Court, or the impact on the state family courts, there are many ways that non-traditional families can maintain control.
Divorce, Death and Details: Missteps can Create Estate Planning Disasters
After the divorce, Mike logged onto the employer’s benefits system and tried, but failed, to delete Wendy as the beneficiary of his life insurance.
No Time Like the Present Pandemic to Get the Estate Plan Going
There’s nothing like a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic to focus one’s thinking. This year has been one for the books.