You may have heard this before: a parent remarries later in life to someone with a family of their own, and when that parent passes away, their estate goes entirely to their new spouse through the laws of intestacy. This leaves the original parent’s children without their rightful inheritance, and it happens all too often. Nasty court battles typically ensue. As an estate planning lawyer, I want you to know that this issue can be avoided with proper planning. This presentation contains images that were used under a Creative Commons License. Click here to see the full list of images and attributions: