Special concerns for a gay couple's legal documents?
October 3, 2010 2:44 PM Subscribe
A few years ago, my partner's father died without organizing his estate very well. Currently, my father is is hospice, though he seems to have outlined his will and testament fairly clearly. We are still fairly young (around 30), but want to make sure that our wishes are written out clearly. Are there things that we should think about specifically delineating because we are a gay couple? Is there other paperwork we should be talking about with a lawyer besides our wills?
posted by cam295 to law & government (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Thankfully, my family is very accepting of him and accept that he would know my wishes better than anyone else. I'm not sure we can say the same thing about all of his family. Additionally, we live in New York where same-sex marriages are not performed, but out-of-state marriages are recognized. We've been together for 5 or 6 years and might get married at some point, but have no plans to right now, even if it would make our legal questions easier.