Estate planning in divorce: Don’t put it off
Abstract: Going through a divorce can be a traumatic experience — not to mention a time-consuming and expensive one. So it’s no surprise that separating couples often overlook the impact of divorce on their estate plans. But neglecting to update a plan can lead to unintended consequences. This article explains what to do to be sure that the estate is distributed among intended beneficiaries and that powers of attorney also reflect current wishes. A sidebar discusses estate planning strategies for singles.