Your Estate Plan In Divorce Or Separation

When you divorce or separate from your spouse, you will need to at least change your will if not create a whole new will altogether. Estate planning in North Carolina typically involves:

  • An inventory of your assets
  • Designating who you wish to receive your property upon your death
  • Choosing a person to make medical decisions for you should you become incapacitated
  • Naming a guardian for your minor children should you pass away before they become adults

If you created any estate planning documents while you were married, and are now seeking a divorce, you may no longer find the terms agreeable.

Protecting Your Interests Into The Future

Some divorcing couples still have a great deal of trust in one another and are able to resolve divorce issues amicably. However, more often than not, it is necessary to protect yourself, your children and your peace of mind by having a lawyer address changes to your estate plan.

At Epperson Law PLLC, we help clients address every aspect of their estate plans that will be affected by divorce. We will help you:

  • Modify your will or create a new will
  • Terminate and reassign powers of attorney
  • Update life insurance policies and beneficiaries
  • Add trusts to protect assets

There are many nuances and intricacies to estate planning during the divorce process. Some changes will need the consent of your spouse. Others can only be done once certain legal standards have been met.

We will help you understand your rights and how the law applies to your specific circumstances, which will require great attention to detail, especially if your divorce involves significant business or personal assets. We will always provide practical advice to help you create a new estate plan that meets your new legal goals and needs.

Speak With One Of Our Lawyers About Your Estate Plan

With offices in Weddington and Boone, North Carolina, we serve clients throughout the areas of Union County, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Boone. Please call our law firm toll free at 888-805-8163 to schedule an attorney consultation or email us to inquire about your specific concerns at your convenience.