Updating Your Estate Plan After Divorce

Following a divorce, updating and revising your wills and powers of attorney is an important and often overlooked detail. At the Law Offices of Susan Parnell Wilson, we skillfully help clients quickly make the appropriate adjustments to key estate documents to make sure that assets are not lost to the former spouse later. We will assist you in the review and revisions of these documents.

The decisions you make following your divorce can have just as big an impact on your future as the agreements and settlements made during the divorce. Many people neglect to revisit the estate and probate plans they made with their former spouse when times and conditions were different. Now that you have parted ways, your final wishes should reflect those changes.

Providing Detailed And Personalized Guidance

Estate planning may have been an intimidating process when you first went through it. Revising those plans often overwhelms people, and they either ignore it or put it off for another day.

Some simple steps to get started revising your plan include:

  • Executing a codicil to a will or rewriting the will entirely
  • Renaming the beneficiaries of life insurance policies and retirement accounts
  • Changing the designated trustee of your children's trusts

We will go through your plan with you and provide detailed advice on how you can comprehensively change your wills and powers of attorney to reflect your new life changes so that your end of life wishes will be honored. We will provide essential review and revision of estate plan documents.

To schedule an appointment with our skilled probate lawyers in Belleville, Illinois, please contact the Law Offices of Susan Parnell Wilson at 888-449-9575.