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Blended Families and Estate Planning

If you, or your significant other, have been through a divorce, the impact on how you plan your estate can be significant. The absolute worst thing you can do in this situation is nothing and hope your loved ones just “figure it out.” What if your ex-spouse comes out of nowhere and claims they are entitled to certain benefits? It’s happened before. Check out this article I published a few months ago about a Maryland case that involved such a fast pattern: http://insightlaw.net/current-events/attack-of-the-ex-spouse-maryland-court-allows-former-wife-to-receive-50-percent-of-deceased-ex-spouses-pension-benefits. So what should you do? Well, a good first step is to review all of your current estate...

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