LGBT+ Estate Planning Attorney in Franklin, Tennessee
We Provide the Peace of Mind & Counsel Our LGBT Clients Deserve
Planning for the future can be an enjoyable experience. Planning for the future after your death may not be. Despite the discomfort associated with planning for your death, it is important to take the time to consider your wishes for the future and to ensure that they are known to your loved ones and the courts.
At Middle Tennessee Family Law, we provide the comprehensive and personalized estate planning guidance LGBT individuals and couples deserve. Our Nashville LGBT estate planning lawyer works closely with you to develop your estate planning goals and identify legal strategies to achieve them.
Addressing the Unique Challenges Associated with Tennessee LGBT Estate Planning
Our Tennessee LGBT estate planning lawyer has the knowledge and skill needed to address a wide range of estate planning processes and options, including:
Wills: The creation of a will should be a priority for all married and unmarried adult couples. By creating a will, you make your wishes known on a wide range of issues, including the disposition of your assets, the guardian of your children and many other key matters. Creating a will offers you peace of mind in knowing that your wishes are understood. An effective will also limits the difficulty your loved ones must endure during the probate process following your loss.
Trusts: The creation of a trust is a complex, but effective way to distribute your assets as you see fit.
Guardianships: As a parent, ensuring that your child or children are cared for in any event is likely a priority. Identifying and appointing a legal guardian for minor children will provide your child with the care they deserve in the event of a tragedy. Appointing an unmarried LGBT partner as guardian of your child or children also eases the legal burdens they face in the event of the unforeseen.
Power of attorney: While Tennessee may now recognize LGBT marriage, the benefits LGBT couples are entitled to are still in flux. This makes the designation of a power of attorney very important for LGBT couples – without this legal designation in place, your spouse or partner may not be allowed to make important financial and healthcare decisions on your behalf. Appointing your partner as your power of attorney ensures that they are able to act in your best interests if you should ever become incapacitated.
Living wills: The creation of a living will may actually be one of the most important steps for LGBT couples to take, especially if they have yet to marry. By setting forth your wishes concerning life-saving medical treatment and end-of-life care, you ensure that your partner plays the role you want them to play in making key decisions. An effective living will should also take much of the guesswork and heartache out of making these difficult decisions.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Unique Concerns with Our Nashville LGBT Estate Planning Lawyer
Taking the time to plan for the future may save your loved ones from unnecessary financial and emotional challenges. At Middle Tennessee Family Law, we understand how important it is to protect your loved ones, and make every effort to help you execute the proper estate plan to do so. To schedule a free initial consultation with our Tennessee LGBT estate planning attorney, contact us online or call us today.