Are You Divorcing? Examine Your Will

A divorce can be an overwhelming process, typically requiring a complete upheaval of your life. There are also factors that may come into play like child support, financial issues, or even bankruptcy in some cases. One thing that’s worth remembering and may get overlooked is your will.

Usually, couples who have a will would have their spouse as the primary person that will inherit assets. For married couples, this seems logical. You want your spouse to inherit your estate, in your name, to continue with their lives. But now that you're divorcing, that's obviously not the case anymore.

By having a new will, you can choose which heirs you deem appropriate considering your existing circumstances. If you do not, because your divorce is not yet complete, your properties are inherited by your soon-to-be former spouse. That's stopped by a new will. If there are children, your children will be identified as your heirs by a will. If not, as your heir you can choose your parents, siblings, a friend you trust, or perhaps a charity you’re passionate about. Regardless, the selection of the heir you want to inherit your properties is significant, rather than the person you’re wishing to separate from.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family lawlawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.