Family Law

Blended Families and Estate Planning

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Navigating life for blended families can be difficult, especially when you begin to look into the area of estate planning. Inheritance, assets and organising a will are big topics and can become confronting and overwhelming without the added stress of a second marriage and step children. Here are some important things to consider when estate planning for a “step family.” What Should Estate Planning for Blended Families Include? Estate planning goes beyond simply creating a final will and testament. It incorporates instructions that are specific to events that occur after your death.  This is especially important within blended families, to ensure that particular family members are appropriately provided for. Estate Planning includes instructions for after your death regarding the distribution of assets, alongside the...

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Estate Planning: 5 Steps To Avoid Inheritance Disputes

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Planning a strategy to deal with your assets after you die isn’t something most people want to think about. Even though we know how important it is, it can be very difficult to find the energy for estate planning. Unfortunately, if it is neglected or done poorly, it can result in family disputes. That’s why it’s so important to invest quality time into carefully curating and fine-tuning your estate plan. Read on for 5 planning tips to avoid family disputes.  1. Hire an estate planning lawyer With an increasing amount of online estate planning guides, it can be tempting to opt for the ‘cheaper’ and ‘easier’...

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