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Considerations for Representation In Blended Family and Second Marriage Scenarios

Assessing an attorney’s ethical duties.

Attempting to address all the planning concerns of married couples can be difficult, but there are added complexities, considerations and risks when the parties have been previously married or have children from another relationship. Understanding issues that can arise may be of particular import when assessing one’s ethical duties in the context of estate planning and representation of a surviving spouse in the administrative phase. This isn’t a theoretical issue when blended family units

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