Estate Planning: The Best Way To Plan For The Future

Few people like to think about end-of-life decisions or what will happen if they are unable to make decisions for themselves when they are in the midst of a divorce. Even though this sort of thinking is difficult for some people at this time, it is important that you make these decisions in a lasting way that will communicate your wishes to your loved ones. Amending your estate plan in the wake of a divorce can take unnecessary stress off your family and can help ensure your end-of-life wishes are eventually met without causing ambiguity and last-minute conflict.

At Moniz & Mendes, P.C., our Salem estate planning lawyers draft, review, and alter estate planning documents for clients in the North Shore and surrounding communities in Massachusetts who are also in the process of getting a divorce. We always take the time to get to know our clients, and we tailor our post-divorce planning services to meet their specific needs.

Understanding The Estate Planning Process

It is important that you fully understand the process and have all the information you need to make informed decisions that will effectively capture your decisions, and prepare you for life after divorce.

When you are ready to begin the process, please complete our questionnaire, which can either be downloaded online or mailed to you. The questionnaire provides us with a picture of your family history, assets, liabilities, ages, and other important factors that will be vital in helping us create the best possible updated post-divorce estate plan for you.

Updating Estate Plans After Divorce

Our Peabody post-divorce planning attorneys will help you redraft your estate plan documents based upon our discussions concerning your unique goals, objectives and circumstances in light of your changed family situation. We help clients draft a variety of estate planning documents, including:

  • Will
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Health care proxy
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) release
  • Emergency guardian of children
  • Trusts, including special needs, testamentary or family trusts

After your documents are drafted, we will review them with you to make sure they reflect your goals and objectives. Additionally, in light of cohabitation arrangements, remarriages, births or other changes to your family dynamic, we are always available to amend any documents to reflect your current situation and wishes.

Make Sure Your Estate Plan Is Up-To-Date. Call For A Free Consultation.

Contact us online, or call 781-350-4963 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer at our Salem law firm. We provide representation to clients in Suffolk, Middlesex and Essex counties.