A good Estate Plan provides that on the death of the first spouse the assets will divide into two trusts. The children are protected by the Trust so the assets are distributed to them, not to the second spouse. We want to protect our children in the event our spouse remarries and we want our spouse to remarry.
Even if they get remarried, most people want to protect their spouse. Protecting your spouse, if they remarry, is possible with the creation of an Estate Plan. An Estate Plan can designate the trust gets divided in two on the death of the first. Language inserted in the trust can protect the spouse, both emotionally and financially. In the event of their remarriage, it may require a prenuptial agreement. It also protects and makes sure those assets are available to assist the surviving spouse in the event of a financial meltdown or massive liability. This provides security even after you are gone.