After a second or subsequent marriage, creating an estate plan that provides for everyone you care about can become a challenge. Without proactive planning, children from a prior marriage may be left out. You will also have to take additional steps if you wish to leave something to an ex-spouse.
With experienced legal guidance, however, you can provide for everyone you care about and prepare for every scenario. At the Estate Preservation Group, I help families in Carlsbad and the surrounding areas effectively plan for the future.
What To Consider When Planning For The Future
Leaving these matters to chance, or for your surviving loved ones to "work it out," will likely only lead to future disagreements and even costly litigation. However, putting your estate planning matters in the hands of an experienced lawyer can give you the peace of mind that your wishes will be carried through.
A few things to consider when creating an estate plan for a blended family:
- Assigning or reassigning beneficiary designations on insurance policies
- Making a list of personal items you would like to leave to specific heirs
- Using trusts to provide for specific loved ones
- How the plan may change depending on who passes away first
I will guide you through all aspects of the estate planning process and update your plans as necessary. With more than 30 years of experience, attorney Amy Fike Peters is prepared to help you find a plan that works for your family.
Talk To An Attorney Who Understands Your Needs
For experienced blended family estate planning guidance, call our law firm or contact us online.