Post-Divorce Estate Planning
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Your Divorce And Estate Planning Attorney
Divorce can change everything, and not just the obvious things like your living situation and how often you see your children. One of the things you need to think about is how your divorce will affect your estate plan.
I am Twin Cities attorney Susan C. Thurston of Susan Thurston, P.A.. I started practicing law in 1987 to make a real difference in my clients’ lives. Part of my comprehensive family law practice is to help you with amending your will, health care directive and power of attorney post-divorce. This is one of the things I can do to set you up for long-term peace of mind.
Take A Second Look At Your Estate Plan After Divorce
While you were married, you likely named your spouse as your primary devisee in your will. This is standard practice, but now that you are no longer married to your ex, it is probably time to designate new devisee’s. Otherwise, your valuables could go to someone you no longer consider part of your family, such as your in-law’s or former stepchildren.
Going Beyond The Usual Divorce Representation
I will go over your estate plan with you and help you identify out-of-date portions. Your plan can be changed but must be done so in accordance with Minnesota laws. I know the law and will make sure your new will supersedes the old one. You will not have to worry about a will challenge when the time comes because your final wishes will be clear and legally valid. Take action now to ensure that your loved ones are provided for when you are gone.
Let’s Discuss Updating Your Estate Plan
Contact my office in White Bear Lake to schedule a free consultation. You can contact me using the contact form below or by calling 651-653-8800. I serve clients throughout Ramsey County and Washington County.