Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (“LGBT”) individuals and couples must be certain to have an estate plan. Anyone over the age of eighteen (18) should take affirmative actions to set out their wishes in legally binding documents. There is a common misperception that married couples don’t need an estate plan. That is just not the case. The law does not automatically give your spouse the right to handle your financial and medical affairs if you are incapacitated. Your spouse also does not have the right to get your medical information if you cannot give such consent yourself. For these and many other reasons, it is essential that you take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones by having a thorough estate plan, usually including a Will or Trust, a Medical Power of Attorney, Power of Attorney for Property, Living Will, HIPAA Release and a Declaration of Last Remains. We at Ambler | Keenan | Mitchell | Johnson believe that educating the LGBT community about the unique issues affecting them is imperative. We are offering these free seminars in order to prepare you with the information you need.
YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO FIND OUT:
¨ What are the differences between a Will and a Living Trust?
¨ Do I need an estate plan even if I’m married?
¨ If I’m single, what can an estate plan do for me?
¨ How does Colorado’s new assisted suicide law work with my Medical Power of Attorney and Living Will?
¨ What federal and state laws are affected by marriage?
¨ What legal options are available now concerning LGBT individuals and couples and their children?
¨ Why would I use a Designated Beneficiary Agreement?
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