Make Important Changes To Your Estate Plan After Divorce
Few people are aware of all the ways a divorce impacts them legally when they file the paperwork and begin the process. For example, they often know that they should legally change their name, but may forget to remove their former spouse as the beneficiary of their life insurance policy. Not only can this cause confusion down the road but may be the catalyst for turmoil within the family when it threatens the inheritance rights of heirs.
White & White, Attorneys at Law, is here for all your dissolution of marriage and separation needs under Tennessee law. Our legal team will not only help you file the paperwork and fairly divide assets, but also work closely with you to explain how to protect your inheritance from your spouse. We will make sure that you remove your ex-spouse from legal documentation you may not be aware of, but which could still impact you and your family.
Legal Implications Of Divorce You May Not Be Aware Of
The attorneys at White & White, Attorneys at Law, will work closely with you throughout every step of your divorce to ensure you’re legally prepared for the next chapter of your life. This may include:
- Evaluating your will to remove your former spouse, if necessary
- Changing your power of attorney and health care directive to include someone other than your ex-partner
- Reviewing your retirement savings accounts
- Removing your former partner as a beneficiary of your life insurance
In addition, we can help evaluate your children’s inheritance rights, especially if you remarry. If you do remarry, your new spouse may disinherit your children in favor of his or her own children. We can help you include specific instructions within your will or trust to protect your children’s inheritance. Even if your new spouse is a loving step-parent, your death could raise family conflicts and the situation could change.
Protect your family today by working with a knowledgeable legal team you can trust. Our lawyers are skilled professionals who have experience handling high-asset and complicated divorces. They will advocate for your needs so you can move forward confidently.
Call Today With Questions
Call 865-622-7768 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation about what guidance you may need about changing your estate plan during or after your divorce. We can help you at any step of the process.