When you’ve found “the one” you want to spend the rest of your life with, it is a beautiful thing. All you need to do now is a little planning to ensure the legal rights of your partner to make important decisions on your behalf, and make sure you have legally named beneficiaries, as well as having guardians in place for your children, and protecting your assets as you achieve life’s milestones. Planning for certain events and your future as you go can be an easy process that avoids future complications.
There is a common misconception that your partner will be the person legally allowed to make certain important decisions in the event that you are unable to. When a domestic couple is LGBTQ and/or unmarried, even if you have cohabitated for years, your partner may not be recognized by the State you reside in as your legal next of kin. This is not information you want to find out too late. Working with an attorney, such as Cara Law, to ensure your partner's legal rights are properly established, and that your wishes will be carried out, is imperative. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will help you understand what steps you need to take to legally protect yourself, your partner and your assets.