Resolving the issue of dividing an estate with a blended family sparked a recent letter to Market Watch in "How do I split my estate between my two stepdaughters and biological son?"
Among the issues in the letter were people remarried with children from a previous relationship and then the remarried couple had a son of their own. With the ownership of three houses, it got really confusing.
Among the answers to the letter were that there is no single perfect solution to the situation that will work in all cases. What will work for one family, will not work for another.
An estate planning attorney can guide you in creating an estate plan that meets your unique circumstances, which could be the challenge of a blended family.
Reference: Market Watch (August 8, 2017) "How do I split my estate between my two stepdaughters and biological son?"