You are going to die! That shouldn’t be a surprise, but, sadly, when any given person dies is, often, a complete and very heart-wrenching surprise for their loved ones.
If you don’t have a will, you won’t really die intestate. Every state has probate laws which cover any person who dies “intestate”. Don’t let the state (judges who probably never met you) make decisions on your estate or about your children. Colorado divorce law doesn’t cover estate planning, so many people forget this vital step in that process.
Estate planning usually involves four vital documents:
When Do You Revise Your Estate Plan?
Anytime you experience a major life change. That doesn’t mean when a divorce becomes final, that means the day your decision to divorce become firm. While legally married (even if legally separated), your spouse is your legal next-of-kin and the law assumes that’s the person you want making decisions on your behalf. You may need to:
Your soon-to-be ex-spouse probably isn’t the person you want making these decisions. Even if the divorce will be amicable, things happen, people’s feelings change, and, in divorce situations, emotions run high. Sometimes, they just run away, so get somebody outside of the situation.
Walker Wright and Associates is a full-service family law practice that has served Centennial, Colorado, families for more than 20 years. Don’t wait, call us and let us help you keep your divorce from impacting your estate’s security.
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