My dad and his wife have asked for my advice on structuring my dad's will . I'm the oldest of his 5 kids . My sister and I (both married with kids) are from his first marriage . He' s still married to my step- mother, and has 3 kids with her, 2 are young adults, 1 still in HS . At the moment there are grandkids from me, my sister and step- brother. What is a typical structure for this type of situation? If he died before my step- mother is it common to give her control of all his assets or give, say 20% to me, 20% to my sister and 60% to my stepmom to ultimately distribute to my 3 step- siblings? We all get along really well, no drama or mistrust amongst us, but I've watched too many movies about fights over wills so I worry that my step- mother has no blood allegiance to me and my sister .
All advice appreciated .