You probably thought you were done with your will once you made it. While this is a common misconception, updating your will is often necessary after a marriage or divorce.
When you’re getting married, you likely want to provide for your spouse in your will. Illinois’ estate laws do protect spouses, but you might decide to specify what your spouse will receive, especially if you have children from a prior relationship.
Any provisions in your will related to a spouse that you have since divorced will lapse. So, if you are divorced or going through a divorce, it’s time to create a new will.
A major change in your life could impact your estate planning. Contact the experienced estate planning attorney Granholm & Gynac for assistance with your will today.