Altering Estate Plans With Divorces And Remarriages
Let’s face it: Going through a divorce or getting remarried is a game changer. It not only impacts your life but also reshapes the perceptions of those around you — especially your children.
Like anyone else, when planning your estate, you want to protect your children and loved ones. But you should also realize that changes brought on by the blending of families can result in new insecurities, create difficult situations and require a number of uncomfortable conversations.
Special Planning For Divorce, Remarriage And Blended Families
If you are divorced, remarried or part of a blended family, you are likely at a much higher risk of being dragged into painful legal disputes and costly litigation. Statistics show that litigation in probate and estate administration often involves a number of unexpected controversies between step-relatives, such as when children are inadvertently cut out of an inheritance or a new spouse is seen as taking unfair advantage.
Inheritance is usually a matter of expectations. When circumstances change and these expectations are not met, difficulties often arise. Due to the higher risks, careful planning is required for people who are divorced, remarried or part of a blended family.
We have found that the risks can often be minimized through an intentional estate planning process that involves clear communication among family members and establishing expectations in advance. At our firm, this kind of specialized planning often involves trusts, wills and related planning tools that are carefully constructed to fulfill our clients’ wishes while avoiding unnecessary risks. Our lawyers have the experience to help you through these transitions.
Committed To Protecting Your Spouse, Children And Loved Ones
When you are considering an estate plan and there are concerns about such issues, it is important to work with an experienced estate planning attorney who doesn’t offer cookie-cutter solutions. We can help you minimize the risks of interfamily disputes and misunderstandings that often result from poorly drafted (or nonexistent) estate plans.
At Emert Law Firm, LLC, we work hard to develop a clear understanding of each client’s goals and situation. Only by knowing who they are and what they truly hope to accomplish can we deliver estate plans that will serve their needs.
Contact Us For Responsive Estate Planning That Changes With Your Family
Georgia’s Emert Law Firm, LLC, can help you develop an estate plan that facilitates the benefit you want to provide for your loved ones.
To get started now, email us to schedule a free initial consultation, or call us at 678-926-9284. In order to secure a free consultation, we ask that you complete our Estate Planning Questionnaire prior to your appointment.