Wills And Estate Planning After Divorce -- An Important Step In Moving Forward With Your Life

When going through divorce in Pennsylvania, it's easy to be distracted by the tasks at hand. You need to go through equitable distribution, determine child custody and visitation agreements, and numerous other issues.

Another important issue to consider is revising your will and other estate planning instruments. You may have drafted these documents prior to your marriage, revised them once you were married or drafted them with your spouse. Regardless of the circumstances, I can help you make sense of your options, make changes to existing documents and draft new estate planning instruments.

Revisiting Your Will, Trusts And Other Estate Planning Documents Today Can Have Lasting Benefits Down The Road

All too often, people put off estate planning claiming that they will get to it later. However, if you're going through a divorce, you'll want to work with a lawyer and make some changes as soon as possible. Even if you didn't have any estate planning documents in place during your marriage, perhaps your divorce has helped you realize the importance of making arrangements for your estate and your kids sooner rather than later.

Below are some of the most common estate planning matters and instruments I help clients revise or implement:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • health care directives and living wills
  • Charitable giving and planned giving
  • Options for minimizing the costs associated with probate or avoiding probate
  • Retirement planning
  • Succession planning for family-owned businesses
  • Providing for minor children

Perhaps you have heard about will templates and other documents you can download online. Although this is certainly an option, the truth is that most people who try to handle these documents on their own end up making mistakes and leaving out important pieces of information.

I will work with you, one-on-one to make sure nothing is overlooked and that your plan stays current as your life changes going forward.

Let's Talk About Your Will And Other Estate Planning Instruments

I take a personal, one-on-one approach to working with my clients. I'm approachable and look to make you feel comfortable while working together.

To speak with me about your estate plan or other legal issues, call my West Chester office at 610-400-8830 or send an email.