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Daily Archives: June 3, 2019

Planning Your Estate After (or even before) a Divorce

Divorce presents many difficult issues and decisions, and there is one more set of tasks to add to your “to do” list. You need to address your will and estate plan. It could be the will and planning documents buried deep in a filing cabinet that you and your current or soon to be ex-spouse executed 10 years ago, or the one you never got around to signing. Either way, take care of it now. While the divorce is ongoing, your current spouse still has certain rights, and when the divorce is final you want to make sure you meet your legal obligations, protect your children and exercise as much control over your life and assets as possible. Below are five things you need to do: Update your healthcare proxy. If you are ill or injured and cannot communicate for yourself, who will make healthcare decisions for you? Make sure

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