Estate Planning with Step-Children
By: Estate Planning Attorney Group
In fact, in a revocable living trust, you have the option of expanding the definition of lineal descendants from biological and adopted children to also include stepchildren. Failure to expand the definition in your documents to redefine "lineal descendants"
Finally, carefully review the language used for distributions of personal property, real estate, and the remainder of your estate. Without having your wishes clearly in writing, with your estate organized and updated, then you are opening yourself up to a potential where the courts will infer your intent and the courts will be the final decision maker on where your estate will end up.
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