Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

Deer Park Family Law Attorneys

One of the most important processes a married same-sex couple should go through is estate planning. As you and your spouse are gathering assets and property together, your shared estate is growing. To protect your family in the future when you pass away – and to start eliminating taxes against your estate – you should contact us at your earliest convenience. With our professional assistance, we can start making an estate plan that works for you.

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Cataloguing Your Estate

As estate planning deals specifically with how your property and assets will be handled after your passing, you need to have an accurate idea of how much your estate is actually worth. Cataloguing your estate will tell you the value of the things you own, and help put things into perspective when you are assigning inheritances.

The process of cataloguing your things might be quite complicated, though, depending on how much you possess on your own, and how much you and your same-sex spouse have accrued together. Rather than dealing with the paperwork alone, let us do all the legwork for you and handle any complications that might arise.

Items of your estate you need to consider when drafting a will or trust include:

  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Automobiles
  • Family heirlooms
  • Savings accounts
  • Pensions


Choosing Who Gets What and Why

When you are planning your estate, you should work closely with your same-sex spouse for the major decisions. Not only will this help you determine who should inherit what, but it can also help you avoid any complications in the future. Keep in mind that the inheritance of non-marital property you possess ultimately comes down to your decision. If you are finding that you and your spouse are butting heads over certain issues, it might be time to bring in an estate planning attorney from our firm for support.

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It can be difficult to think about what hardships your loved ones might face upon your passing. Thankfully, some major concerns can be readily addressed with estate planning that is done properly. We encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience so we can get to work and take some stress off your shoulders. The peace of mind you will feel once you start planning your estate is priceless.

Start with a case evaluation with our firm to discover your legal options.