Modern American families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations. This creates unique circumstances when creating wills and trusts and putting long-term care plans in place.
There is always the potential for conflict when it comes to estate planning in general, but the added element of a blended family can compound problems. That is why blended families need to discuss their options with an experienced estate planning attorney who understands the complexities.
To get prepared for a conversation with your estate planning attorney, blended family members should consider the following:
Probably the most important aspect of making these choices is to ensure they truly reflect your preferences and wishes, as well as applicable California laws. Because there are a number of special considerations in these types of situations, be sure to choose an estate planning attorney here in Santa Barbara who has significant experience working with blended families.
At Santa Barbara Estate Planning and Elder Law, we are happy to work with you and your extended family to ensure that you have the right plans in place should the unthinkable happen. Just call our Santa Barbara office at 805-946-1550 and ask to schedule a consultation.
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