When you need experienced divorce lawyers Mansfield CT, rely on The Prue Law Group, P.C. Divorce is a major upheaval in one’s life. When you are preparing to divorce your spouse, you may also need help changing your estate planning documents. Your estate plan should be reviewed and updated after separation and before the initial filing of the divorce complaint. It should also be reviewed after the final decree of divorce has been entered. Our legal team will guide you in protecting your estate and your heirs prior to a divorce.
Amend Your Will and Other Documents
A divorce may affect more than your marital status, especially where beneficiaries are involved. If you have minor children, it is important that you and your spouse come to terms for their protection. Under Connecticut law, a divorce may invalidate an existing will or previous estate plan. Drafting your will and estate plan prior to the finalization of the divorce avoids any questions concerning inheritance, assets, personal property, life insurance. Update your Power of Attorney so your ex-spouse is not responsible for health care decisions. You may also need to change the deed to the house and address the mortgage. Your legal team at The Prue Law Group will help you cover all the bases when preparing for a divorce.
Due to the nature of a divorce, it is safe to say that one’s intentions regarding their estate plan change. One of our recommendations to our clients commencing a divorce or separation is the necessity for drafting, or redrafting, their will even while the divorce is pending. Make sure the beneficiaries are updated in payable on death accounts. These include checking, savings, retirement, investment accounts and life insurance policies.
So if there is a divorce in your life, get a team of experienced divorce and estate planning lawyers to assist you. The attorneys at The Prue Law Group, PC are here to guide you through the unsettling, emotional time of divorce. When Legal Matters….Call The Prue Law Group today at (860) 423-9231.