At The Law Center P.C. , we help clients throughout their lives. Our clients stay with us because of our experience and skill in diverse areas of the law. When we assist clients with divorce, we help them not just through the divorce process, but also with their long-term goals.
Establishing your new life outside of marriage is as much about the future as it is about the present. If you already have an estate plan with your spouse, you’ll want to update it as soon as possible. Even though Colorado law provides that a divorced spouse is considered to have predeceased the former spouse for the purposes of the estate, that does not always solve the problem. If minor children are involved, the former spouse might still gain financial control of your estate as the surviving parent of your minor children. Proper estate planning can assure that your heirs, not your former spouse, receive the bounty of your estate.
In short, part of a divorce should include updating your entire estate plan. The earlier you update your plan, the better. In many cases, it is advisable to draft interim estate planning documents during the dissolution of marriage proceedings, to be replaced by permanent documents after the decree of dissolution is entered.
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Whether you have a complex estate plan in place or need to create one for the first time, our lawyers can help you establish a post-divorce plan that meets your needs.