Estate Planning Considerations

Separation and divorce can have complex and profound impacts on your estate planning picture. It is crucial to consult with a Trusts and Estates Attorney at every step of your Family Law case to ensure that estate planning issues, consequences and strategies are being appropriately considered. We do not have expertise in estate planning, but can refer you to the appropriate professional. Often, it is wise to engage in certain types of estate planning before a divorce proceeding has begun.

Some common estate planning issues which arise in the family law context include, without limitation, revocation of existing estate planning documents; IRA beneficiaries; revocation of existing living trusts; preparation of interim wills; severance of joint tenancies; life insurance and estate taxes; living wills and powers of attorney; and the impact of the automatic restraining orders in the Family Law Summons.

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