Estate Planning Considerations for Blended Families

WealthCounsel Quarterly July 2011 Volume 5 No.3. featuring an article written by Rack & Moccia associate Jennifer L. Moccia.

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As the rates of divorce and remarriage climb, those with recently blended families may be witnessing the emergence of troublesome estate planning issues.  The interests of a new spouse and child can create conflict with a parent’s desire to provide fairly for children from a previous relationship, causing unforeseen complications, misunderstandings, and damage to the blended family unit.  For those family members without a clear understanding of their new rights and obligations, the following scenarios provide examples of common planning problems and potential solutions to these issues.  For the remainder of the article click here