Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
Deer Park Family Law Attorney Dennis M. Slate
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 me at your earliest convenience. With my professional assistance, we can start
making an estate plan that works for you.
I believe I should be your choice of legal advocacy because of my accolades,
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 me 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:
- Family heirlooms
- Savings accounts
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 my firm for support.
Call (281) 407-9254 to Retain Professional Legal Counsel
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. I encourage you to
contact me 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 my firm to discover your legal options.