Many people assume that they don't need to create an estate plan. They believe that their assets will automatically go to their spouse or children upon their death.
When you're getting divorced, you're likely going to experience a lot of emotions. You may struggle with anger, frustration or even hopelessness. Being separated from your children may be the hardest part. If your former spouse requested custody during the divorce proceedings, you might only be seeing your kids one night a week and every other weekend. Unless you are proactive and seek full or partial custody, that arrangement will likely continue after the divorce is finalized.