The marriage and divorce of two people can have a large impact on your estate planning documents. Generally, its best advised to re-evaluate your testamentary documents such as wills, powers of attorney and insurance policies each time you pass a major life milestone, such as getting married, buying property, having children, or filing for divorce.
For couples that don’t have children, a divorce could be the last time the pair ever see each other. For divorcing or separating parents, that might not always be the case. For many parents who decide to end their relationship, they may need to communicate with each other if they want to play a role in their child’s life. However, if there are residual feelings of animosity between the parents, its possible this may trickle down into how they each parent their children.