If you’ve moved to a new state, an estate planning attorney will need to review your estate plan, your trust, and your will to be sure that the documents follow the laws of your new home state. Make sure you get a recommendation from your current estate planning attorney for a new attorney.
The Nevada Appeal’s recent article, “Change to estate planning documents if you moved,” also notes that you will want your new estate planning attorney to review your power of attorney for medical decisions and the power of attorney for financial matters to make sure they are in compliance with state law.
Updating your estate plan and subsequent documents after you switch states will save your family a lot of time, trouble and confusion in the future. While making these updates, be certain the documents show your current goals and desires. If you want to make a change in trustees and/or executors, now is a good time to do that.