Effective Estate Planning starts with an understanding of you and your family. After all, it is your family that you need to consider when preparing your Will, and it is usually the family which is left to deal with your Estate.
This is particularly important for second or subsequent relationships. A “blended family” needs close attention because of the need to consider the entitlements of step-children, who may not have rights in respect of the step-parent’s Estate. Reconciling the positions of your spouse and children from a previous relationship is not always an easy task.
I invest the time with my clients to really understand them and their family. I make this investment because, having acted in many Estate claims, I have seen first-hand the devastating consequences poor Estate Planning can have on those you leave behind.
It’s all about getting the best outcome for you and your family.