Life is a moving target and our circumstances change. Few changes are as life-altering as a divorce which necessitates reviewing all personal documents. Some legal documents are nullified upon divorce while others are not. Wills, Powers of Attorney, Physician Directives and Beneficiary Designations should all be reviewed.
While a provision in a will benefiting your former spouse may be invalid after divorce, a beneficiary designation for that person on a life insurance policy or retirement plan may not be! A vital component of the entire divorce process requires a careful review and drafting of these essential personal documents.