In almost half of all stepfamilies, each parent brings one or more children to a new marriage and while other books give general information about wills, trusts, and taxes, many of them may not apply to couples in second marriages.
Estate Planning for Blended Families is the first book for parents in second marriages who want to provide both for their current spouse and their children from the current and prior marriages. Author Richard Barnes has years of experience guiding couples through the process of setting goals, discussing competing priorities, and choosing strategies and this book covers:
Identifying goals and concerns
Discussing matters with your spouse
Planning for all children involved
Estate and gift taxes in a second marriage
Choosing executors and trustees
Working with lawyers, financial planners and other experts
And much more
Estate Planning for Blended Families will also provide sample estate plans as well as the latest information regarding federal and state laws.