Estate Planning and Divorce

At Steven M. Jentzen, P.C., we know the importance of protecting your assets during a divorce, so that you and your loved ones will be financially secure.

Every person going through a divorce should revise their will and other components of their estate plan, including designating new agents in their Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney.

Specific Circumstances

Furthermore, some clients may have special circumstances that require specific action in order to protect you and your estate.

Contact Steven M. Jentzen today to ask how the following may affect your estate plan during a divorce:

  • Pre- or post-nuptial agreement
  • Discretionary trust
  • Separate property
  • Joint property
  • Designation of patient advocate
  • Spouse is recipient of gifts or disinheritance
  • Spouse is conservator of estate
  • Spouse is power of attorney for other
  • Pretermitted spouse
  • Spouse nominated for gifting or fiduciaries
  • Support trust
  • Revocable trust
  • Beneficiary designations/QDRO
  • Assets removed from probate
  • Institutionalized spouse
  • Incompetent spouse
  • Income and asset restrictions