Effective Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
Estate planning allows you to protect your assets, your loved ones and your wishes for the future. While estate planning is important for people of all ages and social classes, it can be even more important for LGBT couples, married or unmarried. Although same-sex marriage is legal, it may take years before the courts resolve all of the related issues. In the meantime, LGBT families may need to take additional legal steps to ensure they are fully protected.
At the Law Office of Jill Hanlon, we offer experienced, informative and compassionate legal guidance to married couples, registered domestic partners and nonregistered partners in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. We are trusted for our ability to provide experienced counsel that is informative yet understandable, and our dedication to helping clients achieve their estate planning goals. Contact us now to arrange a free, personal consultation with attorney Jill Hanlon.
Maximize Your Protections Through Estate Planning
Your estate planning strategy will vary depending upon your relationship status, whether you have children, the biological or adoptive relationship of each of you to your children, and other factors. Therefore, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer who can make sure your interests and intentions are protected.
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Jill Hanlon has more than 20 years of experience as an estate planning and probate lawyer, and she has been providing these services to the LGBT community for years. She can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that protects your interests and achieves your goals. Our LGBT estate planning services include:
- Living trusts and other types of trusts
- Powers of attorney
- Health care directives
- Beneficiary deeds
We also assist LGBT couples with creating thorough community property agreements to ensure their property interests are protected now as well as in the future in conjunction with their estate plans.
Domestic Partnerships and Tax Planning
Tax planning is an important component of estate planning for most families. Now that same-sex marriage is legal, married gay and lesbian couples are able to use many of the same tax planning strategies available to heterosexual couples. Not every LGBT couple decides to get married, however — many are happy in their relationships as they stand.
If you are in a registered domestic partnership, you are not eligible for federal marital exemptions and certain other exemptions. An experienced attorney who is knowledgeable in estate planning and domestic partnership law, Jill Hanlon can help you understand your legal options to achieve your goals.
Moving to another state? If you are relocating outside of Nevada, it is important to consult with a lawyer to ensure your interests are protected, especially if the state does not recognize domestic partnerships. Otherwise, protections in your domestic partnership may become invalid. Our firm can help in reviewing your documents and ensuring that any rights or protections sacrificed in moving to another state are thoroughly addressed in your estate planning documents.