#RichLifeLawyer Show 66: Divorce and Estate Planning

Imagine a scenario where your brother or sister is getting divorced. They are going through the process when your brother is tragically killed in an accident.

Wouldn’t it be terrible to get the news that on top of having to deal with the tragic loss of your brother you are also going to have to deal with the fact that his soon to be ex-wife gets all of their jointly owned property and half of his separately owned property?

Or, worse, that he forgot to change the beneficiary on his life insurance policy, so in addition to that the soon to be ex-wife is going to get a check for those insurance proceeds?

This scenario plays out every day because people don’t think about estate planning when they are going through a divorce.

Yes, when your divorce is finalized, the ex-spouse is cut out of the will.

But that isn’t necessarily the case with insurance and retirement beneficiary designations.

If you are getting divorced after you stop by your divorce attorney’s office you should contact an estate planning attorney to make sure all of your bases are covered.






Christopher Small is a Seattle estate planning attorney who loves helping families and business owners protect their family now and in the future.

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