LGBT Estate Planning

LGBT Estate Planning

Estate planning is so much more than deciding where your property will go when you pass away.

Because many LGBT couples cannot guarantee that the rights and privileges of marriage and legal parentage will extend beyond state lines, and others simply choose not to become legally married, estate planning can be an effective and powerful tool in the protection of LGBT families.

In addition to traditional asset protection and tax avoidance, estate planning techniques can be employed to strengthen and reinforce the rights of a partner or spouse, to nominate a guardian for minor children, to safeguard assets and property from hostile family members, to grant medical and financial decision making authority to a partner or spouse in the event of incapacity, to provide for burial and other end-of-life decision-making in a spouse or partner, and much more

Our firm can help you establish or reorganize an estate plan that specifically addresses the unique concerns of LGBTQ individuals and families to meet the complexities and conflicts in state laws relating to property ownership, marriage recognition, gifts, and parentage.


Charles River Law Partners, LLC represents clients in Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Bristol County, Worcester County, Hampden County, and Franklin County.

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