Protecting Your Estate
By: Elizabeth L. Leamon
Proper estate planning is key for same-sex couples. Although we are lucky to live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage, unless you are planning never to leave, you may wake up and find yourself in a state or country that does not recognize your marriage. Although the law is ever changing, approximately 80% of states have laws prohibiting same-sex marriage. Even if you never plan to leave the nutmeg state, federal law adversely impacts you. Therefore, special care must be taken to create an estate plan that protects you, your spouse or partner and your family. OK, so what can you do to protect yourself?