(818) 594-0500 | info@sydneyestatelaw.com

5950 Canoga Ave. Suite 240 Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Offices in Oxnard & Santa Monica by appointment only


California Inheritance Planning for Blended Families

Serving Families & Individuals in Woodland Hills, Northridge, and the San Fernando Valley, CA Area


Estate planning is never a one-size-fits-all solution. Each family has its special quirks, its own unique dynamics and planning needs. And nowhere is this difference as important as it is when you are looking to do planning for a “blended” family.

Many—if not most— Californians live in “blended” families. In the course of people’s lives, divorce, death, and remarriage are normal, common occurrences. Whether it means forming new families with young children and loving stepparents, or finding new love in the fullness of one’s years, families with “his and her” children or “his, hers, and our” children are among us and all around us. However, it is vital to take the unique circumstances of second or other marriage and blended families into consideration when creating your estate plan.

Estate plans that don’t take into account the individual needs of the “blended family” can lead to serious problems and unexpected consequences when someone becomes incapacitated or passes away, when old forms aren’t updated, and financial or personal powers aren’t assigned to trusted people. Series consequences can include accidental disinheritance, exposure to additional tax burdens, and worst of all, family strife.

Contact The Sydney Law firm HERE to set up a consultation and see how we can help you and your family set up a estate plan that ensures that your wishes are clearly defined and carried out, while minimizing conflicts of interest—and actual conflict—within your “blended” family.

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The Sydney Law Firm, P.C.

Woodland Hills

5950 Canoga Ave., Suite 240
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: (818) 594-0500

Email: info@sydneyestatelaw.com

Oxnard

300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 900
Oxnard, CA 93035

Phone: (818) 594-0500

Email: info@sydneyestatelaw.com

Offices in Oxnard & Santa Monica by appointment only