Actor Kelsey Grammer, 56, announced backstage at the Golden Globes, that he and his new wife, 32-year-old Kayte Walsh Grammer, were expecting twins. Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh Grammer married in February 2011 after his divorce from ex-wife and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Camille Donatacci Grammer was finalized. Grammer has four other children from previous relationships, including Jude, 7, and Mason, 10, with Camille Donatacci Grammer. Full article.

About half of the families today are blended families. When it comes to lifetime and estate planning, blended families face unique challenges. The challenges include disinheriting the ex-spouse, providing for the new spouse, protecting the inheritance of children from a previous marriage, and being fair to the children, step-children, and step-grandchildren of the current marriage. It may be overwhelming to discuss these issues with your new spouse, however, ignoring them will only cause major heart ache for your entire family. It is important for blended families to be proactive and plan for the distribution of their wealth, no matter how big or small.

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