If you are planning to remarry or have already remarried, you should revisit your estate plan to ensure that your wishes and those of your future spouse are protected. Why?
- Protect your children from prior marriages
If a spouse with children from a prior marriage dies and leaves everything to their new spouse via Will, there is nothing precluding a surviving spouse from not providing for his/her stepchildren —even if they had in their prior Will that they would not —Wills are always changeable.
2. Protect your new spouse
Estate planning will ensure that the new spouse is protected. After remarriage, if one spouse dies before updating his or her will and beneficiary designations to include his or her new spouse, the new spouse may be left without the inheritance his or her spouse wanted —under some scenarios possibly being displaced from the home.
Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Melbourne and beyond with matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Law. Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi.