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How Divorce Can Affect an Estate Plan

Is a Will Still Valid After Divorce?

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

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; and
  • Naming a guardian for your minor children should you pass away before they are adults.

As Charlotte family law and divorce attorneys, we at Epperson Law Group, PLLC can help clients with issues related to estate planning. Our goal is always to protect our clients’ assets, interests, and rights, and we use our over seven decades of combined legal experience to accomplish this. Get skilled divorce counsel in Charlotte, Weddington, or anywhere in North Carolina. Contact our firm by calling (704) 200-9278 today.

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.

Our lawyers help clients address every aspect of their estate plans that will be affected by divorce. We can 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.

Speak with a Divorce Attorney About Your Estate Plan

When you work with an attorney at Epperson Law Group, PLLC, 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.

Contact our team today at (704) 200-9278 to arrange your consultation.

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