Importance of a Last Will and Testament For Same Sex Couples
Upon your death, if you do not have a valid Will, the State of Texas will determine how your assets shall be distributed through a process called intestacy, or intestate succession. Since Texas does not recognize marriages of same sex couples, the rules of intestacy will not distribute property to same sex partners.
Instead, your property will be distributed in one of several ways to your children, parents, siblings, or possibly even distant relatives. By executing a valid Will, you can bypass these old rules of intestate succession and determine how you want you assets distributed as well as decide who you want to administer your estate.
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.
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