It is not unusual for Maryland residents to get married more than once in their lifetimes. If these marriages come later in life, there will likely be many topics that need to be addressed when it comes to finances and property. As a result, individuals may wish to revisit the documents in their estate plan to ensure that their life changes are reflected in those documents.
Because many individuals have children from previous marriages, they often want to protect the inheritances of those children. However, if individuals wish to leave all of their assets to their children from a previous marriage, they may face complications. Spouses are rarely disinherited from estate benefits, and as a result, state laws could potentially override a will in order for at least some assets to go to the current spouse. If individuals are concerned with such a loophole, they may wish to ensure that their estate documents are properly worded to avoid potential conflict.