Estate Planning Before, During and After Divorce

New York Family Law Attorneys

Estate planning is important for individuals of all ages and incomes. And estate planning is especially important for individuals entering into divorce proceedings.

The Mandel Law Firm helps clients who are entering into or currently in divorce proceedings, as well as those who have recently completed the divorce process protect their individual assets through estate planning. We may recommend the following options:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardianships (for an elderly or disabled relative)
  • Living wills/health care proxies

If you already have an estate plan and are planning on getting a divorce, we can review your existing documents to determine if any updates are necessary. If you become incapacitated and do not change your estate plan, your soon-to-be ex-spouse may be in charge of making medical decisions on your behalf. If you do not update your estate plan, your ex-spouse may have rights as a beneficiary.

Estate Planning to Protect Your Children

Children are the most valuable assets in the world. It is important to take proper estate planning steps to ensure that their best interests are protected. Our law firm can help you take steps to give you, the parent, the power to determine how your children will be taken care of after your death. Otherwise, you leave your children's future in the hands of a family law judge who does not personally know your family — nor what is necessarily best for your children.

Contact The Mandel Law Firm in New York City

If you are getting a divorce, you should think about the estate plan you currently have in place. You want to make sure that your best interests are being served, and that the people you love and trust are protected. Contact a New York City family law lawyer to learn how we can help you. Call toll free at (888) 2 WIN NOW (888-294-6669) or locally at (646) 770-3868.