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Complete Will for Same-Sex Couples basics

If you're in a same-sex relationship and want to help ensure that your partner and children are taken care of, you can use a Complete Will for Same-Sex Couples to help protect your interests. (Even if your state does not allow same-sex marriage.) You can help make sure your partner is your beneficiary, or among multiple beneficiaries, if you die. With a Complete Will for Same-Sex Couples you can establish exactly what you want to have happen to your estate.

Use the Complete Will for Same-Sex Couples document if:

  • You want to make sure your partner is protected if you pass.
  • You'd like to ensure that your estate and assets are property distributed.
  • You're a parent and want to ensure that your partner is responsible for your children.
Note: If your estate will be larger than the federal estate tax exemption amount, currently $5,120,000, this document is best used for education and planning purposes. Consult a lawyer for more complex estate planning.

A Complete Will for Same-Sex Couples is a document to use if you want to help make sure your partner receives your assets, property, and is responsible for your children upon your death. Having a Complete Will for Same-Sex Couples helps you get around any potential legal issues. You can take care of your partner now by planning for the future.

Please note: for couples, a separate will should be created for each person, as a "joint will" is not recommended, and if your estate is likely to be more than the federal applicable exclusion amount ($5,120,000), you may want to use more complete estate planning techniques that are not provided by this document. Finally, for same-sex couples, you can also consider using a Living Trust in addition to creating a will; although a will could be overturned by in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriages, a living trust is more difficult to overturn.

Other names for this document: Last Will and Testament, Legal Will

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