your “blended family” may end-up in court unless you do this…

If you have a blended family and do not plan for what happens to your assets in the event of your incapacity or eventual death, you are almost certainly guaranteeing hurt feelings, conflict, and maybe even a long, drawn-out court battle.

So let’s start by clarifying what a blended family is and whether you have one. If you have stepchildren, children from a prior marriage, or other people you consider “kin” who are not legal relatives in the eyes of the law, you have a blended family.

To summarize, if you have a blended family, you need an estate plan. Not just a Will you created for yourself online, or a trust that isn’t very well designed to keep your family out of court and out of conflict. Unless you are okay with setting your loved ones up for unnecessary heartache, confusion, and pain, you must have an estate plan.

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