Divorce Requires Change in Plans
Marriage creates a life plan of its own. You depend on your spouse to make necessary decisions when you can’t. Medical emergencies, life threatening illness, incapacity and death – your spouse was the plan. Divorce changes every aspect of your life. Who makes those decisions now? Who takes care of things when you can’t? Parents, siblings, friend? Divorce requires a change in plans. Estate planning is Life planning!
Is Your Spouse in Your Will?
Depending on length of marriage and other life circumstances, you may already have prepared a Last Will and Testament, or a Trust. Is your spouse included in your Will? Of course divorce arguably prevents inheritance through an old Will. But, the old Will or Trust giving property to a former spouse creates serious legal complications. Avoid the legal mess, revise your estate plan immediately.
Estate Planning Provides the Solution
Estate planning provides the solution to this new phase of your life. You decide who, what, when and how, then formalize your plan in place writing. Don’t wait until something happens, prepare for the future. Review your current situation and future needs with an experienced estate planning attorney. Chattanooga Attorney Jim Purple plans estates for people in all stages of life.