Wills, trusts and estate plans come in all different shapes and sizes. Some will be straightforward because there is a single beneficiary, but these days estate plans will often need to consider children, stepchildren and a second (or third) wife. It can even get more tangled if there are multitudes of grandchildren as well.
We like to think that blended families will be as seamless as the family on the Brady Bunch, but it is likely that the dynamics will be more complicated than that. Perhaps the biological children do not get along or do not like a new stepmother, or perhaps the stepmother is considerably younger and likely will live nearly as long as your biological children.
Tips for making it easier
Thoughtful estate planning can recognize issues unique to blended families as well as potential problems down the line:
Legal guidance is often necessary
Estate law attorneys can help clients create a smart and effective estate plan and then occasionally update it as details change. They can also work with families, helping them with probate, executing the details of a decedent’s final wishes, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.
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