Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
In 2015, the Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriages were legal in every state. Same-sex couples that marry, now have the same rights as opposite-sex couples when it comes to inheriting property from their spouse and making medical decisions for their spouse.
While considered equal, same-sex married couples should consider estate planning in the same manner and their concerns are the same as anyone’s. Everyone should have a will, a living will, a durable power of attorney as well as a financial power of attorney. These legal documents ensure that your wishes are known and your partner is protected.
Fortunately, our site allows you to prepare wills reflecting any scenario because our drop down menus allow you to choose whether your spouse is your wife or husband.
Last Will and Testament
Distribute your property, name guardians, and appoint an executor.
Durable Power of Attorney
Appoint someone to communicate your decisions if you can't.
General Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is frequently used in the event of a Principal's illness or disability or where the Principal cannot be present to sign necessary legal documents.
Assign a Digital Agent
Share access to your estate documents with people you trust to help carry out your wishes.
Important Contacts - Your Will
Add contact details for your Executors and Guardians (addresses, emails, phone, and notes.)
You must complete your Will, before accessing this form.
Funeral Planning Checklist
Add additional funeral and/or memorial information that wasn't stated in your Will.
Organize Your Financial Records
Use these customizable printable worksheets to help document account related information.
Important Documents You and Your Family Need
Invite family and friends to DoYourOwnWill.com.