Atlanta Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Estate Planning for the “Non-Traditional” Family


The face of the American family is changing. As an estate planning lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, I have certainly seen that change.

Since 1970, the number of what are considered “non-traditional” families (i.e., unmarried opposite sex couples, same sex couples, single parents with minor children and single adults with neither children or a partner) has more than doubled.

If your life situation falls under the umbrella of the “non-traditional” family, here are a few things you need to take into account when you’re considering estate planning:

1. Marital Status and Your Estate

2. Understanding the Definition of Family Members

3. Property Rights

As American society and its view of what constitutes a “family” continues to evolve and change, we will need to be more and more creative in dealing with estate planning and tax issues to make sure that everyone receives the appropriate planning assistance. Talking to a trained estate planning lawyer to make sure all your bases are covered is the best place to start.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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