Although a divorce is a legal proceeding, it is often easy to forget that aspects of your financial affairs need to be updated afterward. Updating your will, power of attorney, and healthcare proxies are all essential steps to prevent issues with an ex-spouse appearing for your heirs. Designated beneficiaries on retirement accounts and insurance policies is often a step that is overlooked and is a potential problem if an ex-spouse is named as the beneficiary. When updating your documents, ask your attorney about estate planning strategies in Nevada. The state is considered to have some of the finest trust laws in the country, and depending on your circumstances and objectives, a trust in Nevada may better protect your assets, charitable interests, and future heirs. Call Alliance Trust in Reno at 775-297-4000 for more information.