Blended Families

Blended Families and Intestacy Laws with Step-Children

The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (“MUPC”), which went into effect on March 31, 2012, significantly changed estate administration in Massachusetts.  One particular area of change was taking into account modern “blended families” for the first time.  Blended families are very

Blended Families and Probate Litigation

tiffany blended families-01Perhaps no family structure is more rife with the potential for probate litigation than a blended family. This is why careful planning is so important, as Patricia Malley so wisely advised earlier this month. Without careful planning and transparency …

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Patricia - Belnded FamiliesWe have all heard the “fact” that 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. While that “fact” may be fiction, and the actual divorce rate is seemingly less, the reality is that more marriages do end in …

After discussing disinheritance in our April blog series and divorce in our May blog series, in June we will focus on the natural step after divorce:  blended families.  Specifically, our June blog series will examine the importance of planning for …