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When it comes to blended families, a detailed will is crucial

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 9:22 AM | By Timothy Sullivan

Lawyers often get criticized for nagging clients (and potential clients, and family members, and friends) about the importance of making a will, but it’s really just that we know, better than most, the unfortunate consequences of dying intestate. And when you’re working with blended families, it can get even more difficult.

I was reminded of this the other day when I came across Peters Estate (Re), 2015 ABQB 168. Ileen and Lester Peters had been married for 43 years, with one biological child together. Lester Peters...