I find many blended families avoid the topic of wills and succession planning because it can create tension between spouses. It can raise touch point issues in the relationship. Maybe you are much closer to your kids than your spouse’s kids. You may have even lost touch with children because of hurt feelings when you divorced and remarried. If you don’t confront this sensitive area you can leave behind a mess when you die. A home that has been in your family for generations could end up with step-kids or people you have no relationship with. A beloved spouse could be forced from the home when you die. The only way to ensure your wishes are carried out is to start the discussion and visit an attorney to come up with a plan.
Make sure your loved ones are protected.
-Kathryn Bedell, Esq.