Times have changed, and in the new millennium, blended families now outnumber traditional nuclear families. The number is likely to grow, based on current statistics and trends, and blended families face unique social and economic, as well as, estate planning challenges.
There are numerous organizations and support groups dedicated to helping blended families with these challenges, but without proper legal planning, your ex-spouse would likely be appointed by the probate court to manage the inheritance you leave to your children as surviving parent/guardian. If your children later predecease your ex-spouse and they are living single and childless at that time, the ex-spouse would inherit the assets as the next-of-kin of the children.
An Attorney experienced in Estate Planning can discuss your options with you. Planning for a Blended Family can sometimes be complex but with an experienced Attorney on your side you can rest assured know your planning is in order.
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