Being legally divorced puts a new stage into your life. One of the matters that should be revisited is estate planning. If you have an estate plan created, it is most probably revoked due to the divorce.
You need to create a new plan. Why, you ask? You must now ensure that your ex-spouse will not be able to control any funds you leave to your children. Find someone else to act as Trustee or custodian for your children – like a sibling or trusted friend.
You want to make sure your assets pass to the people you want to receive them. In addition, make sure you write up an Advanced Health Care Directive, which allows you to express your desires regarding your health care if you become incapacitated.
If you are not sure how to start or where to start, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will guide you through the process and answer any questions that may arise.