Funeral and Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones
Much like medical decisions, funeral homes will look to the nearest family members when the time comes for to care for your remains. Since Texas doesn’t recognize same sex partner’s as family members, your surviving partner will have no say in how your remains are disposed of. Thankfully, you can designate someone close to you to make these decisions, and give him or her the authority necessary to instruct the funeral homes accordingly.
When planning for the preservation and growth of your estate, as well as your and your children’s future care in Texas, these documents play an integral role for same sex couples. Without a valid Will there are many undesirable pitfalls a same sex couple may encounter, though effective estate planning can minimize the pitfalls and ensure the your wishes are carried out. Additionally, effective documentation can ensure your care, and the care of your children into tomorrow and beyond. We highly recommend that same sex couples seek the advice of a competent estate planning attorney to help you in planning and drafting these documents and many others that are available to you.
Learn more about estate planning for same sex couples by calling us at (512) 535-5008 to schedule your free consultation.
Cypert Law Firm offers free initial consultations, payment plans (after an initial deposit), flat fees and other affordable solutions to your legal problems. Call today to see if we can help you.
1016 Mo-Pac Circle, Suite 101
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: (512) 535-5008