Planning for Blended Families
Blended families come in many forms. Maybe the marriage is a second for one or both spouses and there are children from the prior and current marriage. Individuals in blended families often want to provide for their current spouse and children from the first marriage, and often for their stepchildren as well. Will your current spouse honor your wishes as they relate to your adult children from your first marriage? Will your children respect and care about the spouse who is not their parent? What guardianship issues for minor children arise when the kids have different natural parents? Are there planning concerns for grandparents whose adult children are parents to both natural and step-children? Estate planning for blended families requires careful consideration of how assets are to be divided and allocated between the various family relations. Our lawyers, also experienced in family law, are here to assist in planning for your blended family.