MISTAKE #1 – NOT PLANNING FOR DEPORTATION: Deportation can happen at any time. Even if you have entered the US legally, it does not mean that you may be deported. Administrative mistakes, getting in trouble with law enforcement, changes in relationships with your host country, can all quickly change your status and result in your deportation. If you do not have legal documents in place to provide Guardianship for your children and protection for your property, you can find yourself separated from both when you are deported.
By: Reed Pruyn, Salt Lake City, Utah
Divorce: it’s a fact of life. Even when it’s a smooth process, it can take a lot out of you. Rightly so, the focus is moving on and forward from it. But, a critical, oft-forgotten part of that progress is revising your estate plan or getting one in place for the first time. Otherwise, you and your family could suffer some pretty horrible unintended consequences involving your former spouse. Here are some of the issues you should think about.
Finally, a separate list of family and estate planning considerations come into play if you have not yet filed for divorce but are planning to do so. We can help there too.