One of the aspects of divorce that many spouses are unprepared for is the multitude of tasks that must be accomplished. There are documents that must be gathered, financial matters to negotiate, and a wide range of decisions made that will shape each spouse's life in the years to come. It is easy to overlook items on one's divorce to-do list, but Ohio spouses should make an effort to ensure that certain needs are addressed in a timely manner. Chief among these is a re evaluation of one's existing estate-planning choices.
Many couples create their estate plan together, often using the same attorney to draft wills, trusts and various forms of power of attorney. Spouses usually designate each other as the individual who will inherit the bulk of assets. Once a divorce has taken place, these provisions will need to be altered to reflect each party's current wishes.