The legal recognition of marriage equality that has occurred in the past few years has given peace and security to many couples. It is still very important, as a couple, to have an estate plan that is up-to-date.
If you and your spouse had an estate plan created prior to the time that you had the option to have a legally recognized union, and you have now become married, you should review your estate plan to be certain that it still meets your needs.
Other special situations may require review as well. If you have moved to Texas from a different state, have had any other major change in your circumstances, or are now (or in the past) in a domestic partnership or civil union with your partner that is not a legally recognized formal marriage, you should have your estate plan reviewed to be certain that it meets your needs.
If you are in a same-sex, committed relationship but are not married to your partner but want to name your partner as your agent in a power of attorney, name him/her as your health care agent, and/or include your partner in your estate plan, we can help. We have been providing legal services to the LGBT community for many years.
If you need legal services, please call the Kalish Law Office for your consultation today at 281-363-3700!