Estate Planning & Divorce

Los Angeles Estate Planning Attorney

Postdivorce Estate Planning Lawyer in Los Angeles County

The consequences of a divorce are far-reaching, beyond child custody and support, to your estate plan. If you don't take action after your divorce, upon your death, improper estate planning may result in assets passing to your former spouse.

At the Pedrick Law Group, APC. in Encino, California, my estate planning practice will fully address your current plan and any needed amendments. Any document naming your former spouse as a beneficiary, devisee, executor, administrator or guardian has to be changed. Contact me today with your estate planning questions.

Preparing for Change

Imagine going through a divorce and the final order for dissolution is finally signed by the judge. Spousal maintenance, child support and child custody have all been determined, and you think it is all complete. You are ready to move on and prepare for your new life without your former spouse.

But, upon your untimely death, your family finds out that your former spouse is still the executor of your will. And your former spouse is still the beneficiary under your life insurance policy. This is the result of poor estate planning.

A divorce is a highly emotional process that may seem never-ending. But, after everything is done, your estate plan cannot be ignored. I will amend your trust, will, insurance policies, IRA, brokerage accounts, title to real estate and anything else that designates your spouse as a beneficiary or owner.

Separation without Divorce

If you are in a situation where you no longer live with your spouse, but have decided not to divorce, it may still be important for you to modify your estate plan. I can help you make changes to your trust, will, insurance policies, IRA, brokerage accounts, title to real estate and anything else that designates your spouse as a beneficiary or owner.

I can sit down with you and explain your estate planning options postdivorce. Contact me at my office in Encino, California. My office is open 9 a.m. — 5 p.m., Monday - Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment. I also take appointments in Santa Clarita by appointment. Flexible payment options are available.