Do You Have a Blended Family?

Categories: estate planning

Posted by Attorney Robyn J. De Vos

Second and third marriages are increasingly common, resulting many times with blended families. If you have a child outside your marriage, an estate plan becomes extremely important so that you can adequately protect your children as well as your spouse.

There are misconceptions in Wisconsin that because you live in a community property state, your spouse will be entitled to all of the material assets upon death. This is far from the truth in blended family situations. It is common for court battles to ensue between the surviving spouse and step-children, especially in long-term marriages where there has been an accumulation of assets.

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