Protect The Assets You Fought For In Your Divorce With A Strong Estate Plan
It’s finally over. Your divorce has been finalized. The judgment entry for divorce has been filed. However, there is one last step to take before you move on with your life. You fought to get your share of the marital property. Now you need to make certain it is protected moving forward.
Revise Your Estate Plan Following A Divorce
If you have already established an estate plan, it will need to be revised. Likely, your ex-spouse is a beneficiary of your will, your trust or both. Your ex may also be the person you have named to make decisions about your health care and finances in the event of your incapacitation. Your divorce may have even caused you to reassess your thoughts on the future in general, and you may want to update your estate plan accordingly.
At Zachary D. Smith, LLC, our attorney considers estate plan revision a part of the divorce process. We will not let you overlook this critical step. We will eliminate the possibility of your assets falling into the hands of the person you just secured them from.
Create An Estate Plan Following A Divorce
Perhaps you have not yet created an estate plan. This is a great opportunity to do so. We will review various estate planning tools, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and more, working with you to determine the components that make the most sense based on your assets and your goals.