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LGBT Estate Planning

At The Law Center, we understand that LGBT partners and their children are often treated more like contractual partners than what they really are: life partners and families. As attorneys, we are familiar with the legal challenges facing non-traditional families. We can help you create a life and estate plan to best fit your situation. Our lawyers are dedicated to finding creative solutions and options for securing and protecting same-sex families and their assets.

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Beneficiary designations
  • Property titles
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Guardianships of minor children
  • Powers of attorney for health care and finances
  • Living wills
  • HIPAA releases
  • Healthcare facility visitation documents
  • Domestic partnership, commitment and cohabitation agreements
  • Co-parenting agreements
  • Joint property ownership planning
  • Name changes

In addition, we are experienced in issues that must be considered in non-marital life and estate planning. For example, have you considered:

  • How to avoid jeopardizing the legal status of the non-biological or non-adoptive parent to the children in life and estate planning documents?
  • How to create an estate plan that includes life insurance and other assets to minimize court involvement for your partner and children after your death?
  • How to position you or your partner so you are treated as “next of kin” in a health crisis?
  • How to manage your assets to avoid gift taxes and other unintended consequences?

Life and Estate Planning: Protecting LGBT and Same-Sex Couples

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