Divorcing? Update your estate plan now. Don’t wait.

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.

COVID-19 Advisory

Dent Law Offices, Ltd. is committed to the well-being of our team and clients, as well as third parties. During this time we are taking extra precautions to protect everyone with whom we interact while continuing to provide excellent service. Many of our clients are health-compromised and/or elderly, so we feel the only responsible approach is to be conservative. We are limiting in-person meetings as practicable and using the following protocols:

  1. Remember that much of our business can be handled by telephone or video conference.
  2. While our team is working, some remotely, our doors remained locked to control traffic. If you arrive unannounced/ unscheduled, please understand that, even without precautions, our on-site team maybe running errands or occupied with other clients/ meetings/ phone calls. It is best to call first to assure that someone will be able to assist you on arrival.
  3. When you arrive for any appointment/ drop in, please knock. Someone will be with you as soon as possible.
  4. Please wear a mask, even if you arrive only to drop off/ pick up documents.
  5. If you only need to drop off or pick up documents, please use our drive-thru window, located in the pass-through to our parking lot. For after hours drop-offs, a secure drop slot is located next to that window.
  6. If a discussion is necessary or you are here for an appointment, you will be taken to a private room near the entrance. You will also be required to wear a mask and to maintain social distancing.
  7. Again, we all need to do our part for the most vulnerable people requiring legal assistance at this time.”