If you're involved in a non-traditional relationship of any kind--whether a second marriage, adult cohabitation, or a marriage your State of residence does not recognize--then the law holds many potential pitfalls for you and your spouse or partner.
If you or your partner have children from earlier relationships, are you comfortable with the thought that the inheritance you leave that person might eventually end up only with his or her family, and not with yours?
If you try to protect your side of the family by sidestepping your partner and leaving property directly to your own family, are you comfortable with your partner suddenly losing access to your half of the assets that they've been relying on up until now?
With good estate planning, you can have it both ways: have your cake and eat it, too, by working with skilled legal counsel to protect yourself, your partner, and both of your families, in a way that makes it fair and equitable for everyone involved.
Contact us today to talk about how to do it right.