When couples decide to divorce, it might not initially occur to them to re-evaluate their estate plan. For example, if you have a simple will or healthcare directive granting power of attorney to your spouse, you will probably want to change your will and select someone else. Likewise, if during your marriage you bequeathed certain heirlooms or established a trust fund for your spouse, you will need to change your estate plan to reflect your current situation. Even if you've made pertinent changes but have remarried, you will still need to update your will or trust to ensure assets are distributed to the people you care about.
The term domestic violence covers a range of behaviors including: