For many people, it was no easy task to find that special person with which to share a lifetime. Even once found, while these relationships provide love, support, wisdom and companionship, each has its own special set of challenges. However, those in non-traditional relationships face even further challenges with respect to estate planning. For instance, there are conflicts between federal law and California law regarding the rights of Registered Domestic Partners and same-sex married couples. In addition, neither federal nor California law recognizes long-term couples who are not legally married or Registered Domestic Partners.
We have extensive experience planning for non-traditional couples and their families. We will advise you on any particular challenges facing your family and help you to design an estate plan that addresses these challenges.