Experienced Estate Planning With Blended Families
When it comes to estate planning, many people here in Virginia just expect that their estate will go where it needs to on its own, or your family will sort things out on their own. This kind of wishful thinking is far from the truth, especially when you are a part of a mixed family. The decisions the state makes for your estate may not be what you wanted, or your family may have different ideas about how to divide the estate.
Here at von Keller Thelin, we can help you put your wishes into words, and specify exactly what you want, and how to arrange your wishes for their best interest. Leaving things to chance only leaves your loved ones with a big problem on their hands that can cause heated emotions.
Achieve Your Goals For Your Future
When you plan your estate before you are incapacitated, you are ensuring that your exact wishes will be fulfilled regarding your estate. In blended families, it can often be the case that the children of your original relationship feel entitled to your estate over second spouse or their kids, who have their own opinions on the matter.
When family members begin to fight over an estate, it can cause irreparable damage to the relationship. If you leave the estate division to the state, the probate process can take months or longer, and cost the family a considerable amount of money. Even then, there is no guarantee that the state will do what is right by you.
Let Us Help You Finalize Your Wishes
Planning for the event of when you are no longer able to uphold your wishes is challenging. It is unlikely that anyone knows everything about estate planning, or even how to make their wishes official.
If you are looking to plan your estate, or even update it to reflect your new blended family, contact a Manassas attorney you can trust to help you. Call 703-659-0477 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.