Estate planning for second marriages: 5 tips to consider
Abstract: For traditional nuclear families, the goal of estate planning is usually straightforward: Leave everything to the surviving spouse who, in turn, will leave everything to their joint children. Things get more complicated when a person divorces and remarries, particularly when he or she has children (or stepchildren) with more than one spouse. This article details five estate planning considerations when a person remarries. A sidebar notes the importance of choosing trustees carefully when undertaking a second marriage.