When preparing to end your marriage, you want experienced divorce lawyers Vernon CT. When you have decided to end your marriage, do not forget to review your legal documents! We are The Prue Law Group, and we have over 35 years of legal expertise serving eastern Connecticut. We would like to stress the importance of updating your estate plan and beneficiary designations. Your payable-upon-death savings, checking, and retirement accounts should be reviewed and amended. It is also critical to change Power of Attorney and health care forms. Our legal team will guide you in protecting your estate and your heirs prior to a divorce.
Review and Amend all Important Documents
So if there is an impending divorce in your life, ask yourself:
- Did I redraft my will?
- Have I updated my POA and health care forms?
- Did I update my life insurance policies, 401Ks, annuities?
- Have I named a guardian for my minor children?
- Did I name new beneficiaries for my assets?
A divorce that is planned well protects your family and your assets. When minor children are involved, it is important that you and your spouse come to terms for their protection. You will want to agree on legal guardians for your children should something happen to both of you. 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, and life insurance. Update your Power of Attorney so your ex-spouse is not responsible for health care decisions. Your legal team at The Prue Law Group will help you cover all the bases when preparing for a divorce.The attorneys at The Prue Law Group, PC are here to guide you through the unsettling, emotional time of divorce. Call The Prue Law Group at (860) 423-9231.