In so many ways, estate planning is the very most important for you when you are not married, but have a life partner in your life. And, if you have children together, it’s exponentially more important for you to get your estate planning handled right.
The law does not protect your love if you are not married, period.
You have to take action yourself to ensure you will have access to your loved one’s hospital bedside, and that your unmarried loved one will have access to you, if you are hospitalized.
If you do not take action, it’s very likely that the person you love most in the world could be blocked from being with you in an accident, or making health care decisions for you, or deciding what you are nourished with, or who gets to see you.
And, that’s just your healthcare. Without the protection of estate planning, the person you love most in the world could be thrown out of your house, ejected from your business, or locked out of your finances.
If you have children together, they could even be taken out of your partners care.
Estate planning when you are unmarried isn’t optional. It’s truly a matter of life and death for the people you love most.