Incapacitation Planning for Unmarried Couples, Part One

Over the course of the last few blogs, our estate lawyers in Cary NC has talked about estate planning for incapacitation. This is necessary for the event that one is unable to make healthcare decisions, financial decisions or other decisions based on well-being due to being incapacitated. If proper documents are in place naming a healthcare proxy and durable power of attorney, an individual can name someone to make all decisions on their behalf, legally.

Unmarried Couples and Incapacitation Planning | Estate Lawyers Cary NC

Usually, these people are a spouse or adult children. Sometimes, when someone has no spouse or adult child to name, they might consider naming their domestic partner.

An interpersonal relationship between two unmarried persons who live together, as well as share a common life, domestically, is considered a domestic partnership. While rights and protection for domestic partnerships vary state to state, many states only offer minimal legal consideration.

In situations where unmarried partners have no children, there are things to consider, as well. With no natural beneficiaries, the estate plan for incapacitation can be tricky. It’s important to work with estate lawyers in Cary NC during the situation. That way, you can avoid intestate laws that might not take care of your significant other.

If you need help understanding any of the information above or would just like additional information, contact our lawyer in Raleigh NC, today. We are here to help you with any and all family law, as well as, offer you legal representation when needed. We will set up a consultation to help you with all your needs. Also visit with our next blog, as well for more information.

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As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact our estate lawyers in Cary NC to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition, Klish and Eldreth, PLLC is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or DWI issues.

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