It important to discuss your divorce estate planning needs as soon as you consider filing for divorce. Often individuals overlook this step, but it is quite important. Under Pennsylvania law, the filing of a divorce complaint does not in any way curtail one’s right to inherit from a spouse.
You will also want to consider the existence of prior Wills or other previously executed estate planning documents in which you likely named your spouse as a beneficiary. You may choose to revise these documents immediately upon filing for divorce.
Even if you have not previously prepared a Will, you should consult with your divorce attorney regarding Pennsylvania’s intestacy laws, which outline what happens when you die without a Will.
Discuss your divorce estate planning needs with a divorce lawyer near you as soon as you consider filing for divorce. Call us today at 610-275-0700.