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What Are The Benefits Of An Lgbt Couple Having An Estate Plan?

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It gives the individual control over their assets and over themselves while they're alive and also you control who's going to take care of you after death. There are certain things that if you don't take care of them now, then the legislature will take care of it. And if you want specific individuals to inherit your property, then my recommendation is to have an estate plan.

The other main issue, is while you're alive, who do you want to make healthcare decisions for you? Wouldn't you want your spouse or your significant other to be able to make those healthcare decisions for you? What about a living will? A living will is while you're alive. If there are some types of situations where the only means of keeping you alive are artificial devices and there's no quality of life, and you don't want to live that way, you better have a living will giving the doctors the directive to disconnect life support. Otherwise you're going to be on life support for a long, long time.

And ultimately, it's your life. Your assets, and you want to be able to control your life and where your assets go after death.

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