Denver Estate Planning For Same-Sex Couples
The legal landscape concerning same-sex couples has changed rapidly in recent years. With the Supreme Court granting federal recognition to same-sex marriage, a number of issues arise when it comes to estate planning for same-sex couples. That is why it is important to have experienced estate planning lawyers on your side to help you meet these challenges and to ensure that your family is cared for in the future.
At Brady, McFarland & Lord, LLC, our founding attorney, Karen L. Brady, has more than 21 years of legal experience handling a wide range of estate planning matters. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us online or call (303) 420-2863 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.
Estate Planning Concerns Involving Same-Sex Couples
There are a number of things to take into consideration when it comes to estate planning for same-sex couples. If children from a previous relationship are brought into your family, you will need to address how your estate is to be divided among them and your spouse. Even if children are not involved, legal recognition of your marriage means that your estate will be subject to the succession laws of Colorado, which may not align with your wishes.
For couples who choose not to enter into a legally recognized marriage, the need for a valid estate plan maybe even more important than one for a married couple. You do not want to find out after it is too late that you are not legally entitled to any portion of your partner’s estate.
We can help update any existing estate plan you may have to better reflect your wishes and your current situation. If you do not have an estate plan in place, we can work closely with you to craft a unique plan that will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing the future of your loved ones will be mapped out.
Contact Colorado Attorneys For Your Estate Planning Needs
Whether or not you and your partner plan on entering into a legally recognized marriage, it is important to think about what you want for the future of your family. Contact our Denver business planning attorneys online or call (303) 420-2863 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your wishes. From our Arvada law offices, we serve people throughout the greater Denver area.