Learn How To Stay In Control During and After Your Divorce…
And Make Sure That Your Assets Don’t Accidently
End Up In the Hands of your Soon-to-Be Ex!

If you are in the middle of a divorce, updating your wills, trusts, healthcare directives and other estate planning documents is probably the last thing on your mind. Your focus is likely on who keeps the house, which parent gets primary custody and child support, etc. This can cause estate planning to feel like an added burden during an already difficult time.

Yet, if you do not update your documents you could experience one of the following nightmares:

  • You become incapacitated during divorce proceedings and your soon-to-be ex could still have authority over your medical and financial affairs.
  • You die without updating key beneficiary designations and your ex-spouse stands to inherit from your estate.
  •  Even though you meant to protect your assets for your children’s use, you die before the divorce is final and your financially unstable ex gets everything, leaving the children nothing.

Most people would shudder at the idea of their ex-spouse having so much control and this is why it’s critical to update your beneficiary designations and other estate planning documents to prevent your ex-spouse from inheriting money or remaining in positions of authority.

We can help ensure this never happens to you…

Supreme Court Favors Ex-Wife Over Widow In Battle For Life Insurance Proceeds

When Warren Hillman died in 2008 at the age of 66, his assets included a life insurance policy worth $124,558.03. For the past five years his ex-wife and his widow have been fighting over that money. Today the U.S. Supreme Court found that Judy Maretta, who Hillman divorced 10 years before he died, was entitled to every penny of it. (The Court’s decision in Hillman v. Maretta.)

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2013/06/03/supreme-court-favors-ex-wife-over-widow-in-battle-for-life-dinsurance-proceeds/

My name is Darlynn Morgan and I am a local estate planning attorney in Orange County.  Our firm offers a collaborative approach to support you in getting your estate plan updated.  I work with local divorce attorneys who are committed to ensuring that their clients enjoy the comfort and peace of mind of knowing that they are completely protected.

I have created an educational brochure called “How to Update Key Legal and Financial Documents After Divorce for Future Protection!” that I would like to offer you free of charge.

This educational brochure will help you identify the legal and financial documents you will eventually need to update. Many people in the Orange County area who are in the midst of divorce find it to be a great resource as they begin preparing their finances and other important documents for the proceedings.

I know that you have a wide array of needs and you are pulled into many directions. But you need to make sure that you’ve done everything you can to keep your assets safe and personal rights protected before, during and after your divorce. Download the brochure today!n

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