Not every committed couple wants to have the large ceremony, walk down the aisle, and say ‘I do.’ Not all couples want to be married; some feel that the government doesn’t belong in their relationship. And not everyone grew up dreaming of a huge wedding. And all of that is perfectly fine! But all married or unmarried LGBTQ+ couples need to know about an estate plan.
Everyone is concerned about what will happen to you as you get older. And what will happen to your loved ones when you pass away. But married and unmarried LGBTQ+ couples have a couple of extra steps to consider when setting up their estate plan.
Committed but unmarried couples may need a few extra steps in their estate planning to protect their children, partners and assets. Some important steps to consider are:
Being an LGBTQ+ unmarried couple has some legal hurdles. Make sure you and your partner are protected with a strong estate plan designed specifically for you.
Married and unmarried LGBTQ+ couples often need special estate planning to protect their loved ones. Talk to a probate, trust and estate planning attorney in Chicago about how to create your estate plan. Contact the Estate & Probate Legal Group at 630-864-5835.
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