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97. 10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes Made by Divorcees With Keren Birnbaum, Esq.



You don’t know what you don’t know. Whether you are contemplating divorce or are in the process, you want to protect yourself by having the proper communication and documentation.

In this episode, Larry Heller talks with Keren Birnbaum, Esq. a partner with Schwartz Ettenger, PLLC who focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and elder law. Keren shares 10 common estate planning mistakes that divorcees need to be aware of to retire right.

Keren discusses: 

  • Repercussions of not having estate planning documents
  • The mistake of not updating your estate planning documents
  • Not updating beneficiary designations in your retirement accounts and insurance policies
  • Why it’s critical to educate yourself on the assets you own
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Keren G. Birnbaum, Esq. is a Partner with Schwartz Ettenger, PLLC where she concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Elder Law. She has over 10 years of experience advising clients on how to protect themselves, their loved ones and their business in the event of death, incapacity or disability. 

Ms. Birnbaum earned her law degree at Hofstra University School of Law and her Bachelor’s Degree at Brandeis University. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, Brandeis Association, and is an active member of the Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Sections of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Birnbaum has also lectured and published articles on various elder law and estate planning issues.