Updating Your Documents After Having a Child

We recommend that you update your Estate Plan documents after major life events, including any new children that are added to your family.

Learn more about updating your completed documents: Updating Your Estate Plan Documents

What if my child isn't in my Estate Plan?

State Laws and Omitted Children

If you have children after creating your Estate Plan and your documents do not currently include provisions for them, state laws may provide a default inheritance for these omitted children. However, this default might not reflect your wishes or intentions.

Importance of Updating Your Plan

To ensure your Estate Plan accurately reflects your desires for all your children, including those born or adopted after the creation of your initial plan, it's essential to update your documents. This update helps in clearly expressing your wishes and ensures that your estate is distributed according to your specific instructions.


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