When considering your estate plan, one of the things you will have to think about is who your beneficiaries will be. If you have a significant estate, this decision is made even more complex. How will you divvy up your assets, who will receive an inheritance and are there those who you will deliberately exclude?
The decision to leave close family members out of your estate plan is one wrought with difficulty, and it is without doubt an emotional experience. It is surely not a decision made lightly, and it brings with it a lot to think about from a personal and legal standpoint. For the sake of this discussion, we will refer to disinheriting a child, but the advice is also applicable to other close family members. Read more.