Estate Planning Assistance For The LGBTQ+ Community

As an LGBTQ+ couple, what does planning for the future mean to you and your partner? After all, the right to same-sex partnerships is still relatively young, so it's not always clear how the legal framework operates. This can pose a modest challenge when you're thinking about heady future issues, such as money matters or your health care wishes.

In White Plains, New York, the people are nothing if not forward-thinking. Life also moves fast, however, and it can be easy to get caught off-guard. The lawyers at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, can help keep you current so you can be confident your estate plan satisfies your situation and intentions. We love our community, and we're firm proponents of the idea that its laws should serve everyone equally.

What's Different About Estate Planning For Same Sex Couples?

Although the law recognizes same-sex unions, courts don't exactly afford them all of the same rights. For instance, if you pass away intestate or without a valid will, the court could grant your estate proceeds to your next blood relative by default. If you move to another place that doesn't recognize your marriage, then courts might step in and take actions that you wouldn't have approved. Thorough estate plans can put a stop to such undesirable outcomes with legal devices such as trusts, durable powers of attorney, wills and health care proxies.

Will your survivors get caught on the wrong side of unclear or unjust laws? It's hard to say, but one thing is certain: Discussing your estate with an attorney at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, can help you shore up your plans in the here and now instead of waiting for legislation to catch up to progress.

Learn How To Choose An Estate Plan Confidently

Creating an estate plan is about understanding your deep-seated life goals. For instance, you might want to look after someone who can't take care of themselves, deal with your physical remains in a specific way or make tough medical decisions in advance. No matter where your objectives lie, it's crucial to talk to a legal professional that knows how to help you pursue them.

Get to know your options by talking to an experienced estate planning lawyer at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP. We understand the unique challenges you face as a same-sex couple, and we also firmly believe in fighting to help you surmount them. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to us online or call 914-269-2367 today to learn more. We're proud supporters of the LGBTQ+ community throughout Westchester County.