Estate planning and blended families

There are many different topics to examine with respect to estate plans, from creating a trust or will for the first time to revising an estate plan following a divorce. Moreover, some people may find themselves in a unique position which requires an individualized approach, such as those who are part of a blended family. In recent years, many people have ended their marriage and remarried, which can have a significant impact on an estate plan. If you are in this position, carefully examining your choices is critical.

For starters, it might be helpful for you to arrange a family conversation to go over these topics. You, your new spouse, your children, and your spouse's children may all have questions about your estate plan and various financial goals. There may be a number of factors for you to go over, such as how your assets will be distributed among those you love according to your estate plan. Sometimes, healthy communication can resolve disagreements or prevent conflict altogether. Whether your new spouse has concerns about your estate plan, you wish to remove your former spouse from the plan, or you want to change the way in which your assets are distributed to your children, you may have many topics to go over.

As with all estate-related matters, it is pivotal to take a close look at your options and make sure that the most appropriate course of action is identified. Our website's estate planning page has more information connected to estate plan review.

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