If my parents are divorced but have not changed their Wills, do they need too or will the estate go to the kids or the ex-wife?

Asked on July 26, 2014 under Estate Planning, North Carolina


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

They should change the will and any beneficiaries named on accounts and insurance plans and stocks. This is, of course, if they wish for their new spouse to obtain the benefits. Consider talking to each go them and taking the time to meet with an estate planning attorney about creating a trust.

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