HOW A DIVORCE AFFECTS YOUR NEED FOR A WILL AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
Contact The Prue Law Group when you are looking for experienced divorce lawyers Lebanon CT. Life is unsettling when you and your spouse separate. Dissolution of your Connecticut marriage affects your marital status and so much more. Under Connecticut law, a divorce may invalidate an existing will or previous estate plan. It is important to amend your life insurance policies, annuities, 401Ks, health care forms, POA and other estate planning documents.
One of our recommendations to our clients commencing a divorce or separation is to draft a will. If a will exists, it is important to update the will while the divorce is pending. This is especially crucial if there are minor children involved. For example, if a custodial parent dies following the divorce the children would automatically go to the surviving parent. This means that the ex-spouse would be given custody, but as the children’s guardian, would be given managing control over any assets left to them. Naming a guardian for your children in your will allows your wishes to be heard.
Drafting your will and estate plan prior to the finalization of the divorce avoids any questions concerning inheritance, assets, personal property, life insurance. The ex-spouse is out of the will, off the powers of attorney and health care designations, removed as beneficiary of the insurance policy etc.There also may be a need to redo the deed to the house and address the mortgage. With over 35 years of experience with divorce law and estate planning in Connecticut, do yourself a favor and call The Prue Law Group. The attorneys at The Prue Law Group, PC are here to guide you through the unsettling, emotional time of divorce. When Legal Matters….call (860) 423-9231.