The change in the American family from one husband, one wife and 1.5 children to a half-dozen people from two different previous relationships has changed the face of modern estate planning here in Washington.
More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and 75 percent of those who end up divorced will remarry. Research indicates that 65 percent of these relationships will result in more children. Today, 40 percent of adults have at least one step-relative.
Here are some tips to help make your plans a reality for your heirs:
Over the past 21 years, the Law Offices of Christopher A. Benson has helped more than 800 clients prepare and utilize simple and effective planning techniques to protect them and their families in order to avoid probate, save estate taxes, save money and save added emotional burden that comes from long term illness and/or death of a family member. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation to find out how we can help you and your family.
About the Author
Chris served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity
Seattle/S. King County for 10 years and served as Vice President
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