Post-Divorce Estate Planning
After a divorce, everything changes — even your estate planning needs. As part of finalizing matters and moving forward with your life, it is often critical to revise your estate plan. Our Westchester law firm can help.
We regularly work with our divorce and family law clients to revise current estate plans or to draft new documents. We tailor our services to your individual needs, drafting and reviewing a range of documents, including:
- Living wills
- Powers of attorney
Each family situation is different, and estate planning can account for possible events that affect your family situation. For example, a will can designate a guardian for your children, just in case. It is also possible to leave assets to your children, but to create a trust that will hold those assets until your child reaches a certain age. Your Will can also designate who will inherit your possessions and a Living Will or Health Care Proxy can designate who will make decisions if you become too sick to communicate your own health care decisions.
These are difficult conversations to have, and they can be difficult decisions to make, but they often come up naturally as part of the divorce process. It is a smart next step to finalize matters in a new, updated estate plan.
CONTACT OUR WESTCHESTER COUNTY LAWYERS
Talk with a lawyer about changing your estate plan after a divorce. Contact our law office in New Rochelle, New York, by calling (914) 738-7765 for a confidential consultation about your post-divorce estate planning concerns.