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IF YOU ARE DIVORCING, CHANGE YOUR WILL NOW.

Many websites advising on what to think about when divorcing say you should be sure to change your will once it’s all over.  That’s good advice, but it doesn’t go far enough.  Changing your will and other legal documents should be one of the very first things you do. Putting it bluntly, if you have

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Write a New Will Before the Divorce, not After.

A very troubling case was referred to me recently by a close colleague who is a matrimonial attorney. His client died while in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. The result is the exact opposite of what the client would have wanted — since the husband she was divorcing was still her husband at the

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Rewriting My Own Will — An Estate Lawyer’s Reflections.

I’m accustomed to the challenges of being an estate lawyer. But I’m not accustomed to the challenges of bring a client! Rewriting my own will after a long time, I was surprised at some of the issues I encountered. For one, I found that some of the people who I would most want to name

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Ten Do’s and Don’t’s for Writing Your Will

1.) Don’t put it off. Misfortune can happen at any time, and it’s much better to have your wishes stated in an actionable legal form than not to. 2.) Don’t get lost in the weeds. There can be a lot of issues and decisions involved in writing your will and other documents. But if you focus too

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