Blended Family Concerns
Increasing numbers of Americans will marry more than once in their lifetimes. It is reasonable to say that blended families have become the norm in the United States for a few generations now. Despite this, many people in blended families do not have a full understanding of the estate planning issues that can be involved.
Proper estate planning can go a long way to protecting each family member and offering proper guidance to family members under a number of different circumstances.
For instance, there may be underlying tensions and competing goals between children of a prior marriage and a spouse from a current marriage. Proper estate planning can go a long way to protecting each family member and offering proper guidance to family members under a number of different circumstances. The lawyers of Bezaire, Ledwitz & Associates offer skilled counsel and dedicated guidance to individuals facing potential estate planning dilemmas with blended families.
We Know What Questions to Ask and What Steps to Take
In your free initial consultation, we will discuss your family dynamics and estate planning needs in great detail. In this way, our lawyers and staff will be able to develop an estate plan that meets all of your needs.
Right of Inheritance
One major issue in blended families involves the right of inheritance. For instance, in California, a person’s spouse will inherit their estate upon passing unless a will states otherwise. If you want your children to receive a portion of your estate, we can help accomplish these goals.
Health Care Determinations
Another major issue involves health care determinations if you become incapacitated. These issues can destroy potentially delicate relations between your children and your spouse. A health care directive can provide clear instructions and guidance for your loved ones, which in turn can minimize conflict between your children and your spouse.
We can help
There are other issues as well. For instance, if you and/or your spouse have minor children, you will want to institute guardianships. These are but some of the issues that can arise. When you enlist our law firm, you can have confidence that we will protect your family from the common, and the not-so-common issues associated with blended families.
Zoom Meeting Information
Samuel B. Ledwitz has been practicing Estate Planning Law for two decades.
He would like to introduce you to the basics of Estate Planning during an informational free upcoming Zoom session.
New sessions have been scheduled. See below for new dates: updates:
Session 1 June 29, 10:00AM
Session 2 June 30, 2:00PM
During this session you can learn:
What is a proper Estate Plan
Why it is so important to have a proper Estate Plan
The do’s and don’ts of Estate Planning
Many other aspects of Estate Planning that could affect you