Relationship changes happen often and are one of the most common reasons for updating estate planning docs.
What happens if I don't update my docs after marriage or divorce?
If you do not update the documents, state laws determine what happens if you have changes in your life circumstances after you create your Will.
I'm recently Married, but I already have documents, what should I do?
If you get married after you create a Will and your Will does not provide for anything to pass to your new spouse, state laws may ensure that your spouse still gets something. However, those state laws may not be an adequate substitute for updating your Will to clearly express your wishes.
If you have an individual account on Trust & Will and get married (congrats!) and want to change your account from an individual account to a shared/married account, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm recently divorced, but we had documents together, what should I do?
If you get divorced after you create a Will and your Will still includes a gift to your ex-spouse, state laws may disregard any gift to your ex-spouse. These laws vary by state and may not lead to the same result that you would have wanted had you updated your Will to clearly express your wishes.
If you get divorced and currently have a shared account on Trust & Will, please send us an email at email@example.com and we can divide your accounts into individual accounts.
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