Estate planning is often mistaken for a task reserved for wealthy individuals with extensive assets and multiple beneficiaries. However, planning for the financial future is vitally important for everyone regardless of financial or marital status. Unmarried couples, in particular, must take practical steps to plan for the future and protect their best interests. Failing to properly prepare for life’s unexpected turns can lead to devastating personal and financial consequences. At Kitroser & Associates, our dedicated and experienced North Palm Beach estate planning attorneys take the time to listen and understand your unique situation and help you determine the best course of action for your future. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the legal guidance and support you need to prepare.
Married couples are seen as a united entity under the law. There are specific legal statutes in place concerning property division and healthcare decision-making rights for married couples. Unfortunately, these same protections are not extended to unmarried couples.
Marriage is not for everyone and cohabitation is far more accepted now than in past decades. Recent statistics indicate that many couples are purposely choosing to forgo marriage. However, when an unmarried couple is separated, either voluntarily or through the death of one party, there are no legal protections to fall back on. Florida, because it is not a community property state, provides no legal protection for unmarried couples. There are several different areas that must be considered during the estate planning process including:
Proactive estate planning is the only way to ensure your wishes are carried out to your specifications.
Estate planning can seem like a daunting and complex task. At Kitroser & Associates our accomplished North Palm Beach estate planning attorneys provide reliable legal guidance in a compassionate environment. Our primary goal is to put your needs first and develop the best legal strategy based on your specific circumstances. To discuss your options during a consultation, call us at 561-721-0600 or send an email.
The North Palm Beach Estate Planning Lawyers of Kitroser & Associates, welcome clients from the cities of West Palm Beach, Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta, Juno Beach, Singer Island, Lake Park, Hobe Sound, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, as well as all of Palm Beach County, Martin County and South Florida.
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