LGBT Estate Planning

Because Georgia law prohibits marriage between two people of the same gender, same-sex couples face a different set of challenges when planning for the future.

We can help you plan to pass your property to your partner through your Will and also through non-Probate transfers, either before or at death. We can also help you plan to avoid Will challenges to protect your significant other at the time of your death. For a married couple, changes in marital status have an immediate effect on many kinds of estate planning; however, for an unmarried couple, such changes must be done affirmatively. It is important to keep an eye on your estate plan, and particularly so if your relationship status changes but your legal status remains the same.