Congratulations to lesbian and gay couples throughout Delaware who have been enjoying the privileges of marriage since 2013. Law changes now provide you with increased legal protections and access to rights that heterosexual couples in the state have had for years.
Further steps are necessary, however, to fully protect those you love. Despite your legally recognized marriage, you need to secure your future with the help of an experienced estate planning attorney for same-sex couples.
Estate Planning For Same-Sex Couples: An Important Step For Your Future
At the Law Offices of Bonnie M. Benson, P.A., our lawyers have been providing estate planning services to clients throughout Sussex County and Kent County for more than 30 years. While long-range planning may not be a high priority for you right now, it is far better to be prepared than to leave your hard-earned assets in the hands of the government.
Delaware intestate laws determine who receives the proceeds of your estate if you do not have a will in place at the time of your passing. A basic estate plan can provide you with peace of mind, financial security for your family’s future, and a smooth and cost-effective estate administration process after you are gone.
Providing Professional And Tailored Estate Plans At Flat-Rate Fees
It will cost you less than you think to have the lawyers at the Law Offices of Bonnie M. Benson, P.A., set up your estate plan. Almost all of our legal services are provided on a flat-fee basis so there are no surprises. As appropriate for your unique circumstances, your personalized estate plan may include the following documents:
- Wills and trusts, including special needs trusts
- Health care directives in the event of illness or incapacitation
- Powers of attorney for financial matters
Call us at 302-697-4900 in Camden or at 302-644-7181 in Lewes — or send us an email — to schedule a consultation. You may request an appointment at a location of your choosing if you are unable to travel to one of our offices.