Q: My partner and I are not married and do not plan to marry. Can we still benefit from an estate plan?

by | Apr 17, 2024 | Estate Planning, Q&A |

A: Yes! As an unmarried couple, it is important for you and your partner to each create an estate plan because the law does not grant unmarried couples who are not legally registered domestic partners the right to inherit from their partner’s estate or priority in being appointed as a fiduciary. By creating an estate plan, you can ensure that your partner is included as a beneficiary of your estate and that he or she can act as your fiduciary if you lose capacity and administer your estate after you have passed.