Regardless of your familial structure or marital status, estate planning is something every person needs to consider. However, the rules are complicated, and changing, for LGBT couples. LGBT couples in Texas do not have the legal protections and advantages afforded by marriage, and should consider a few key documents in estate planning. The Criss & Rousseau Law Firm strongly recommends considering the following documents: a will, living will, living trust (where appropriate), power of attorney, and final arrangement documents.
For more information, click here for an article in Forbes by Holly Hanson.