An estate planning attorney has the potential to help with a number of issues. Making sure to review all applicable issues with your attorney, however, can prove particularly difficult. Some people are not even sure what issues to bring up with their estate planning lawyer can prove particularly difficult. As a result, this article reviews some of the important questions that you should make sure to raise with your attorney.
# 1 – Who Will Receive What after Your Divorce?
If you do not have a will or trust, it is a wise idea to tell your attorney how you would like your benefits distributed to loved ones after your death. The only way to make certain that your assets are based in the way that you desire is to make sure that these wishes are reflected in writing. Even if you already have a will or trust, it is important to review this document and make sure that the people who you want to inherit from your estate are actually named in your estate planning documents. Many people go a number of years without reviewing their legal documents. This means that if you have not reviewed your will for some time, it might name individuals who are no longer alive. In addition to the death of a beneficiary, there are a number of other conditions that can change how a person would like their estate to be distributed. Some other things that can change a person’s condition include financial difficulties, marriage, or the birth of new family members.