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Elder Law & Estate Planning Center

Brian T. Treacy, LLC


The Elder Law & Estate Planning Center (located in Bluffton , South Carolina) is a full service South Carolina Estate Planning Law Firm. Elder Law & Estate Planning focuses on fundamental estate planning, Elder Law, Veterans benefits, wills & trust planning, powers of attorney, Medicaid application & qualification, long-term care planning, probate & estate administration, Medicaid crisis planning, special needs & disability planning, Aid & Attendance qualification, charitable planning, estate tax planning, and asset protection. Elder Law & Estate Planning services families and individuals throughout Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Hardeeville, SC 

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Blended Families 101

The most common marital status today is neither "married", "single", nor "divorced", it is "Remarried".  With so many re-marries, there is a higher chance a client is going to be part of a blended family. Blended family meaning each spouse has children from a previous marriage.


Blended families are more popular today, than ever.  With that scenario, potential estate planning challenges may occur.  With improper planning some of the challenges of a blended family, can include:

• The potential for children to be disinherited.
• Delays in the children’s receipt of inheritance until after the death of their parent’s spouse.
• The need to protect assets from former spouses.
• Disputes over division of authority or responsibility.Type your paragraph here.



Brian T. Treacy,

Owner, Attorney

Rebekah N. Freeman,

Associate Attorney

Blended Families: Separate Share Trusts

When developing an estate plan, it is paramount you understand how distributions work and what that means for your potential beneficiaries.  For example, a married couple has two children. One child is capable of managing their assets, has a job, no financial issues, and supports their family. The other child, however, is an alcoholic or an addict ...

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Blended Families: Simple Wills

The document that dominates most conversations with blended family clients is the Last Will and Testament. Almost every time the question asked is, "If one of us passes, can the other change their will and disinherit my children?". If the only document a couple has is a simple will, then the answer is YES.