Estate Planning Attorneys For Gay And Lesbian Couples
At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., our Florida attorneys are passionate about supporting the needs and goals of same-sex couples in Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and the surrounding areas. We have more than 30 years of estate planning experience and can help you create an estate plan that fits your needs.
Now that same-sex couples can legally marry in the state of Florida, many couples are changing their existing estate plans and building new estate plans based on these changes in the law. It is our goal to ensure that your estate plan is up to date and custom-tailored to your unique needs and goals.
Updating Your Estate Plan
If a medical crisis were to affect your decision-making abilities, you would want someone you trust and love to care for your assets and make decisions on your behalf. These decisions include everything from where you will live if you can no longer care for yourself to where your money will go when you pass away.
Since gay and lesbian couples can now legally marry in the state of Florida, a same-sex spouse can now adopt their partner’s child as a stepparent. Once the individual becomes a stepparent, he or she will automatically become the guardian of the child. We can assist in the stepparent adoption process and make sure your estate plan is reflective of your circumstances.
Whether you are married or not, there are estate planning options available to help you plan for your future. Schedule a time to meet with an attorney from our firm to learn about your specific options.
Start Planning Now
Few people enjoy talking about the possibility of the death or incapacity of themselves or their loved ones, but in order to be best prepared for the future and whatever it may bring, it is extremely important to have a comprehensive estate plan in place to protect your surviving partner and child.
The sooner you consult our experienced attorneys to prepare your last will and testament, living will, designation of health care surrogate and durable power of attorney, the sooner you can get back to focusing on living your life in the present, knowing that you will be cared for in the future.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
To learn more about LGBT estate planning, contact our lawyers online. We offer free initial consultations. Located just before the intercoastal bridge in Pompano Beach, our office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Off-site visits can be arranged. We accept credit cards.