Do I need to wait for the divorce to be final to create a new will?

Additional Information:

My husband and I are getting divorced. We have pretty much figured out how to handle the finances, custody and parenting schedule, and I got the house in Ashland, so now I’m thinking about how to go about creating a new will, and other new documents such as power of attorney.  My husband had taken care of all that and I want to have all these matters squared away.  Do I need to wait for the divorce to be final to start working on these documents?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Yes.  Once the divorce is final, it is always wise to revisit your estate plan.  You should consider having a new will, health care proxy, and power of attorney prepared.   

Our Ashland Divorce Lawyers at HKWG provide legal services to individuals and families in Ashland Massachusetts and in the neighboring communities including: Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton and Southborough.