Life changes and this can be one of the most common reasons to update an estate plan.
Do I need to update my estate plan after marriage or divorce?
It's usually a good idea to review your estate plan after any major life changes -- births, deaths, marriages, or divorces all included.
What happens if I don't update my docs after marriage or divorce?
State laws may determine what happens if you do not update your estate plan after a major life event. These state laws may match your desires, but they may differ greatly, so it's always best to check everything over.
I'm recently Married, but I already have documents, what should I do?
If you get married after you create an estate plan, state laws may determine what happens after you get married. However, those state laws may not be an adequate substitute for updating your estate plan to clearly express your wishes.
If you have an account on Trust & Will and get married (congrats!), you can contact us for help transferring to a married account. Just 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 an estate plan, state laws may determine whether your estate plan still applies to your ex-spouse or not. These laws vary and may not be the result you would want for yourself.