Written by The Law Firm of Christopher W. Dumm
A number of important life events prompt the need for an estate plan update and one of them is adoption.
Around 135,000 children are adopted in the United States each year. In addition, as blended families become more common, so too does adoption in the context of stepparent and stepchild relations. Accordingly, more than ever, it is important that people know the intricacies of estate planning and adoption.
Only an experienced estate planning attorney can assess the needs specific to your case. Nonetheless, there are a few general facts that anyone estate planning around adoption should be aware of. Discover the top three things you need to be aware of in the full article here.
To learn more about avoiding unpleasant surprises and ensuring all of your loved ones are considered in your estate plan, do not hesitate to reach out to the Law Firm of Christopher W. Dumm either by calling 417.623.2062 or using the contact form on our website.