Families in Texas come in many different forms. While there are many traditional families, there are also blended families created by a parent's remarriage. These families may have unique estate planning needs in order to ensure that a person's wishes are known and followed after his or her death.
When remarrying, there are several issues that must be taken into consideration. One of those is whom to list as a beneficiary on retirement accounts, for example. These likely need to be updated to remove a former spouse. Additionally, it is necessary to decide how assets will be split. If there are children from a previous relationship, the person will likely want to ensure that those children as well as their current spouse are cared for if he or she should pass away.