Estate Planning For Same-Sex And Unmarried Couples
As a same-sex married couple in Florida, the law states that you have the same rights as any other married couple. However, even married couples need careful, legal estate planning to protect their rights. Unmarried partners, even though they have been in a long-term relationship, may not have any rights if one of them becomes incapacitated or dies.
For more than 40 years, we have been assisting individuals with their estate planning needs throughout Florida. I have the skills to handle any estate planning matters for same-sex and unmarried couples. Our free initial estate plan consultations are always available.
Protect Your Rights With A Wills And Trusts Lawyer
You may assume that as a married couple, you and your partner have all the rights you need if the unexpected occurs, such as death or incapacity. However, this is not the case.
Rights that our lawyers can help you obtain through estate planning include:
- The right to make critical health decisions if your spouse is incapacitated
- The right to make important financial decisions if your spouse is incapacitated
- The right to inherit property beyond what is provided by Florida law
Our lawyers can help with all issues you have regarding planning for your future or granting certain rights to your loved one. We can also create these rights for unmarried partners through estate planning documents.
Estate Planning Techniques That Give You Critical Rights As A Couple
We can use many tools to ensure that you receive the rights you wish to have together. These tools include:
- Wills and trusts
- Powers of attorney
- Health care surrogates or health care directives
- Shared property contracts
Contact Our Estate Planning Attorneys
Contact our Florida law firm for assistance with your same-sex or unmarried couple estate planning needs. Your first consultation is free. We will gladly answer any of your questions regarding the rights that you and your loved one have.