When a couple in California is thinking about divorce, there are a lot of different factors that should be taken into consideration. One such factor that may need to happen if the divorce occurs is the modification of each spouse’s estate plan. In a lot of cases, people list their spouse as the person who will handle matters after they pass. However, in the event that the couple gets divorced it is understandable that one would not want their ex-spouse handling their estate. One thing to consider when creating an estate plan is to plan for the possibility of divorce.
When an individual is considering divorce, it is important to meet with an experienced estate planning attorney. An estate planning attorney can assist in the following matters in the event of a divorce:
- Creating a new will
- Making any changes to trusts, if necessary
- Making any necessary changes to health care directives or powers of attorney
- Preparing irrevocable life insurance trusts
- Additional charitable planning
- Planning for estate taxes
- Protecting marital assets from a former spouse
If you are thinking about getting divorced in California, do not overlook changes that should be made to one’s estate. Contact our firm today for quality legal guidance during this difficult time.
Working with an experienced estate planning attorney, such as Jaci Feldman of the Woodland Hills, California, Law Office of Yacoba Ann Feldman, will ensure that you are taken care of when you need it most. Contact The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman to schedule a consultation today.