Estate planning and protection of family assets in the event of divorce
Divorce can be a very difficult time for couples. Not only is it an emotionally charged time, but it is also a time when couples must make important decisions regarding their property and finances. Estate planning and protecting family assets are important considerations for all couples considering separation.
Estate planning is a process by which couples draft legal documents to organize their property and finances in the event of their death. These documents may include provisions for inheritance, provisions for property management and provisions for the protection of family assets. These documents can be completed before the divorce or after the divorce, but it is important for couples to understand their estate planning rights and responsibilities before making any decisions.
Once couples have drafted estate planning documents, they must take steps to protect their family assets. Family asset protection is a way for couples to ensure that their assets are protected from creditors and others who might seek to seize them. Couples can protect their family assets by designating them as community property in their estate planning documents, putting them under the control of a trustee, or designating them as exclusive property in their divorce agreement.
Estate planning and protecting family assets are important considerations for all couples considering separation. Couples should take the time to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding estate planning and protecting family assets before making decisions. For more information on estate planning and protecting family assets, please visit My Financial Advice's blog.