Estate Planning for Blended Families
Avoid Estate Complications Due to Divorce and/or Remarriage
Families composed of stepchildren now outnumber traditional families according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and this trend is expected to continue as divorce and longer life expectancy rates increase the number of people remarrying.
The complexities of merging two families with regard to creating an comprehensive CA estate plan requires careful and considerate legal diligence. Many people have something at stake, including:
- Multiple sets of grandparents
Create a Estate Plan That Works to Protect and Support Those You Love
Through a variety of legal options, you can create an estate plan that assures your assets will be distributed as you wish. For example, you may wish that your spouse may live in your home after your death, but upon their death, your home is passed on to your child from your first marriage.
Another situation may involve disinheriting your ex-spouse and removing them as the listed a beneficiary on retirement and life insurance plans, assuring that your will is carried out correctly and your assets are distributed as you wish.
Just because your family situation is complex doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have an adequate estate plan. Dealing with formalities now will save everybody trouble later. Call to set up a free consultation – 818-347-5800
A Lawyer Who Goes Beyond the Typical Attorney Experience
I will review your personal situation and help you determine what legal options would be best with regard to your family situation and loved ones. Once we decide what has to be done, I have developed several mechanisms that help streamline and speed up the process and allow me additional time to spend with you to make sure everything is satisfactorily completed. I am highly responsive to your needs and will promptly return your calls.
Call Today to Speak with a California Estate Planning Attorney
My San Fernando Valley law office is conveniently located in Woodland Hills, near the 101 Freeway. Evening and weekend appointments may be arranged if needed due to your schedule. Importantly, you will meet with me, attorney Jonathan Leventhal, not a paralegal or office assistant, and I will personally handle your estate plan. To schedule a consultation Email me or call 818-347-5800.