Posted by Jeremy Swanson
On July 26, 2016

I Am Divorced And Remarried: Does This Affect My Trust?

After a divorce and remarriage, it is important to create an entirely new estate plan. Many of the major portions of your estate plan will no longer be valid and your trust should have been revoked properly upon dissolution of your previous marriage. In addition, many times in a second marriage, each person wants to have their property go to their own children. This is perfectly natural, and most parties agree upon it. However, this must be spelled out in the trust documents and estate plan to make it clear.

It is a good rule of thumb to review your estate plan after any major life change to make sure your estate plan still fits your current circumstances.

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