There's a lot to think about when getting divorced. Who is keeping the house? What about the kids? One thing you may not be thinking about is changing your Will and other legal documents.
When can you change your Will? Anytime you want. You do not have to notify your spouse that you are doing so. You do not even have to be divorced. As soon as you know you want to change your Will, that's the time to do it.
Isn't that automatic when I get divorced? Nope. The law is going to assume that you still wanted to leave your spouse part of your estate, if that's what your Will says of course. Whatever the Will says goes.
What else do I need to change when I get divorced? Here is a short list:
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Financial Power of Attorney
- Advanced Directive
- Deeds and Titles
- Life insurance beneficiaries
- Retirement account beneficiaries
- Bank accounts -> payable on death beneficiaries
Leslie Copeland Law handles all aspects of your family and the law, including wills, trusts and estates. If you're getting divorced, or need to change your Will or other legal documents, schedule a consultation to see Leslie today.