Many people, after death or divorce, find themselves in second marriage, with a spouse that also has children. In that situation, Estate Planning is critically important, if you want to make sure that your children actually end up receiving any of your estate.
For those who don’t do so, their children find themselves in some version of the following scenario. Mom dies. Dad remarries a woman, who also has children. Dad left everything to new wife in his will. Dad dies. New wife was suppossed to leave everything equally to her and Dad’s children. But, new wife does a will leaving everything to her children. Dad’skids get nothing. And what can they do about it? Usually, nothing.
But, with better estate planning, Dad could have provided that his children are protected upon his death. At Brightwell Elder and Probate Law, we can help in second marriage situations, to make sure that proper estate planning is in pace each spouse’s assets are protected for their children.