Family Law

Family Law News Issue 2, 2020, Volume 42, No. 2

When Couples Decide to File for Divorce, They Also Need to Consider Their Estate Plans

Heather Frimmer

Heather Frimmer graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society. She earned her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California, and has been a member of the California State Bar since 2002. After welcoming twin boys in 2016, she focused her law practice on estate planning. Her goal is to make it easy for families to obtain the peace of mind that comes with knowing loved ones and assets will be taken care of regardless of what the future holds.

Divorce can take a long time. In California, the absolute minimum amount of time a divorce can take is six months. Complicated cases can take years. During this time, your clients need your guidance on what they can and can’t do regarding their estate plans. This article is intended to provide you with a list of estate planning issues your client needs to be aware of when they are preparing for, or in the middle of, a dissolution proceeding.

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