How Does Divorce Change Estate Planning?

Ending your marriage can be a highly stressful life event, rife with legal complexities. While you are addressing common divorce issues such as property division and spousal support, it can be easy to overlook making changes to your estate plan. As with any significant life event, divorce necessitates a thorough review of your estate and current planning. By consulting an experienced estate planning lawyer, you can ensure that your assets are protected and your estate wishes are upheld.

Addressing Estate Modifications After Your Divorce

At Hayes & Wilson, we offer a wide range of estate planning services, including will and trust reviews for those facing divorce. We focus on efficient and effective legal service, and can quickly help you identify any necessary estate plan modifications to implement.

While each individual will face a different set of circumstances when it comes to divorce and estate plan modifications, some of the common issues we see include:

  • Changes to your will
  • Changes to beneficiary designations for IRAs and life insurance policies
  • Removing your former spouse as a trustee

The Legal Skill You Need and the Client Service You Deserve

When you work with our law firm, we understand that you need to have your legal rights and estate protected. This is always our number one priority. But, we also know that facing a divorce is difficult, and addressing modifications in estate planning can be an additional stressor during this transitional period. Because of this, we always provide our clients with the attentive and responsive service that they deserve. We aim to clearly explain your legal options, execute estate plan modifications promptly, and make ourselves available whenever a question or concern arises.

Call for a Consultation with a Houston Estate Planning Lawyer

To learn how divorce will affect your estate plan, contact our Houston estate planning attorneys at 713-880-3939. As a benefit to our clients, we offer fixed fees for most services.