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First Step in the Divorce Process is Not What You’d Think

I’d venture to say that you have a higher likelihood of a “surprise” death during a divorce than at any other time. Yet, with all that added stress and turmoil, the last thing you are probably thinking of is your estate planning documents. Put another way, you are probably not thinking about what happens to your assets if you die during a divorce proceeding. Under California law, with limited exception, estate planning documents are not nullified until a judgment of dissolution of marriage is entered. Similarly,...