Even happily married couples often neglect to estate plan. It may seem overwhelming, perhaps time-consuming, and it certainly isn’t as appealing as planning a vacation or a retirement party or any of the myriad of more attractive items on their lists. For those in the process of a divorce it is even more distasteful. However, it’s important to remember it doesn’t matter how far along you are in the divorce process or how long the action has been pending, the law considers you to be legally married until the judge signs the final decree ending the marriage; and so there are some surprising estate planning issues to consider.

Should you have a will or should you change your will if you are in the process of divorcing your spouse?

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