Second marriages (or third marriages, in some cases) can present special estate planning challenges. You and your spouse may have children from previous relationships, as well as children together. You each may have property and other assets you've brought to the relationship. If you're like most people, you want to provide for your spouse's needs, while ensuring that your property (or much of it) ultimately will go to your children.

Providing for everyone you love can get tricky. You need an estate plan that fits you and your situation. Without one, you have no way of making sure that what you want to happen will actually happen. Relying on your spouse and kids to "work it out" is rarely a good plan.

We have experience in estate planning for blended families. If you, your family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors need legal advice in this area, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to set up an appointment.