Today, families come in all different shapes and sizes. Sharing your life with new family members can be wonderful. While blended families are common, they do have some extra considerations to make when going through the estate planning process. While blended families may experience some additional challenges when planning their estates, it’s nothing that an experienced estate planning lawyer can’t help with. Estate planning for blended families is much easier when you get the right help and know what you need to do to provide for your loved ones.
If you have a blended family, Tressler & Associates can help you plan your estate. We know the challenges you’re likely to face and have solutions that can prevent any issues from arising in the future.
While people with blended families may require many of the same documents as anyone else, there’s often more to consider when you create your plans. You might have children from a previous marriage, your spouse may have children from a previous marriage, or you may share biological children together. Of course, with more people in the family, there can be more complications. You want to know that your children will receive what you wanted them to have. If you aren’t careful, your children could end up not receiving the inheritance you left for them. This is why you’ll need an lawyer who understands the needs of blended families.
Many people will have everything they need to plan their estates with a simple will. However, as estate planning for blended families can be more complicated, there are other documents they may benefit from more. You should still have a will, but you’ll likely need more than a simple will that leaves everything to your spouse. An estate planning lawyer can discuss the details of your situation to help you make the best choice for your plans.
Those with blended families need to be extremely thorough when planning their estates. However, this doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may sound. At Tressler & Associates, we understand the unique needs that blended families have and can offer the right solutions that can allow you to plan your estate the way you want. We’ll help you carefully assess your situation and how you want your loved ones to be provided for in the future.
Contact our estate planning attorneys today to learn more about estate planning for blended families.
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