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Removing your former spouse from your estate plan

Removing your former spouse from your estate plan

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2019 | Wills And Trusts

We know how difficult ending your marriage can be, and some people have an especially difficult time during and after the process of divorce. For example, those who have a high net worth may face significant financial hurdles and parents may have a hard time as a result of legal issues related to their kids (child support, custody and so on). There are many things to take into consideration once your marriage has come to an end and some people may forget to think about all of the different ways in which their life will change after divorce. For example, some people may have an estate plan which includes their former spouse and it is vital to revise your estate plan after a divorce for a number of reasons.

If your spouse is included in your estate plan as a beneficiary and you do not make revisions, once you pass away, they could receive your property even though you no longer want them to. There are other reasons why estate plan revision is so important after a divorce. For example, your former spouse may have the ability to manage your finances in the event that you become incapacitated and make critical decisions related to medical care if you fail to remove them from your estate plan.

Sometimes, divorce can be so draining that it leaves people feeling tired and takes away their energy to deal with various stressors. However, ensuring that your estate plan is revised when necessary is absolutely essential.

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