Estate Planning and Legal Documents to Protect Your Family of Choice

The following are several important documents that MUST be considered by same-sex couples to ensure that the rights and privileges they want to bestow on their partners are passed on to the right persons and not to biological family members:

  • Domestic Partnership Agreement
  • Durable Financial Power of Attorney
  • Durable Health Care Power of Attorney
    • Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care (Living Will)
    • Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship Deed
    • Last Will and Testament
    • Living Will
    • Name Change Petitions
    • Power of Attorney for Minor Children

With the recent ruling of the United State Supreme Court, Georgia must now recognize same-sex marriages from any other state. The mentioned documents can help yourself and your partner avoid unnecessary heartache and expense. Looking ahead and planning appropriately can protect your family in these tumultuous politically charged times. It is up to you to take the necessary steps to ensure the family you have created is provided for.