Estate Planning for Same-sex Couples

Estate Planning for Same-sex Couples

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The landscape concerning same-sex relationships is changing. It is vital for lawyers to stay on top of these changes. Attorneys who represent lesbian and gay clients must provide creative estate planning that protects both parties, their children and their future.It is useful to include specific instructions in the health care power of attorney and living will concerning the type of care desired, the ... Clients may also want to include a request that the grantora#39;s wishes be respected and followed. ... Appendix A includes a aquot;Designation of Agentaquot; form that can be adapted for this purpose. ... This involves the sale of the clienta#39;s life insurance policy to a company that pays the client a lump sum; the viatical company then assumes ownership of the policy.

Title:Estate Planning for Same-sex Couples
Author:Joan M. Burda
Publisher:American Bar Association - 2004


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