Estate Planning for Domestic Partners
South Florida Domestic Partner Estate Planning Attorney
Representing Gay, Lesbian, and Other Unmarried Couples
Unmarried domestic partners have unique concerns regarding their estate planning. For example, they do not have the unlimited marital deduction for estate taxes because they are not married.
The laws typically take into account traditional relationships (blood and marriage) when allocating assets and custody in the absence of a will, which still often do not reflect the desires of the deceased. Unmarried domestic partners, whether straight, gay, or lesbian, including elderly couples who remain unmarried for social security or medical benefits, are not even considered by the law when disposing of an estate or appointing a guardian for a person who dies intestate (without a will).
If you are unmarried and in a domestic relationship, you should seek an experienced estate planning lawyer to assist you in establishing a comprehensive estate plan that encompasses providing for those you care about and for the care of your child or children. No one expects the unexpected, but you can, and should, prepare for it.
Located in Hollywood, Florida, with a satellite office in Weston, Florida, and representing domestic partners throughout South Florida, estate planning lawyer Ira Zuckerman has over 30 years of estate and tax planning experience, and is one of the few attorneys with extensive experience handling estate planning for domestic partners. For additional information about our qualifications, experience, and service, please visit our Firm Overview page.
If you are unmarried and in a domestic relationship, or want part of your estate to go to a non-relative, please schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced domestic partner estate planning attorney by calling us at 954-922-1975 (locally), or filling out our intake form on our Contact Us page.
It's your future; you want an experienced estate planning attorney representing you. Call us today.
Zuckerman & Mata, L.L.C.
National IRS and Florida DOR Tax Lawyer
Estate Planning Attorney