Brazil & Benske, LLC

Revising your health care proxy after divorce

Many people understand the different ways in which their lives are affected by the divorce process, such as those who have to deal with a custody dispute, child support payments, alimony, property division or some other common family law matter. It is crucial to keep in mind that some people face unique responsibilities during and after their divorce. For example, someone may have to make changes to their estate plan or revise their health care proxy following the end of their marriage. There are various reasons why it may be crucial to look over your health care proxy after divorce and make any necessary changes.

Often, people who set up a health care proxy grant their spouse the power to make key health care decisions for them in the event that they become incapacitated. For example, if someone is incapacitated following an unexpected motor vehicle crash, their spouse may have the ability to step in and make crucial decisions related to the victim’s health care.

Unfortunately, marriages do not always work out and this can be problematic for someone who fails to update their health care proxy after divorce. For example, many people would no longer want a former spouse to have the ability to make such critical decisions, which highlights how vital it is to make revisions as soon as possible. After all, procrastination could be very problematic in the event that an unexpected health crisis takes place. From revising a health care proxy to taking another look at your estate plan, there are a number of responsibilities for some people after divorce.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Alist WISN 12 |
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • Nation's Premier NAFLA Top 10 Ranking 2014
  • American Inns of Court
  • ASLA 2015 top 100 Lawyer
  • 10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction | 10 Best Lawfirms | American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys | TM
Send Us An Email

Take Your First Step: Schedule A Free Consultation

Call us at 414-939-0468 or use our contact form to arrange an initial consultation with a dedicated family law attorney at Brazil & Benske, LLC.

We will explain how the process starts and ends and what needs to be accomplished during its course. This understanding in and of itself will provide you with a clear direction and will start to alleviate some of your concerns.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy