If you’re going through a divorce, you probably want to put off other matters until the divorce is final. You have a lot on your plate, and you may think you have to wait until the divorce is final to start or update your estate plan. Quite the opposite. In fact, the minute your divorce is filed, you need a new estate plan. We recommend working with an estate planning attorney AND your family law attorney ahead of the divorce filing to develop a plan of action.
Your age doesn’t matter. Bad things happen to young people every day. If you don’t want to be married to your spouse any longer, do you really want that person inheriting from you? Worse yet, if that spouse inherits from you then remarries, the new spouse could inherit YOUR assets! Your kids could get nothing.
Your divorce involves your assets. Thinking of it as a completely different matter than your estate plan is a mistake.
If you are contemplating or going through a divorce, Dent Law Offices is here to help you develop a plan to protect your estate. Call today for a consultation. (217)330-5500. Offices in Effingham and Robinson, Illinois.