Planning for Same-Sex Couples

All Ohio couples, especially those with children, need to have a plan in place for their future security. With the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage is legal throughout the United States, but that has not eliminated all of the unique concerns of same-sex couples when it comes to financial, retirement, health care, and estate planning.

Not all same-sex couples want to marry or have children. Those who don't may still want to leave assets to a partner when they die, but may not want those assets going to a partner's family after the partner's death. Similarly, spouses in couples who do marry may have concerns about where their assets will end up if their spouse remarries after they die. Another scenario many same-sex couples fear, even with an estate plan in place, is the prospect of one partner dying and their biological family challenging bequests to the surviving partner.

Gudorf Law has decades of experience addressing these and other planning areas of concern for same-sex couples in Ohio.

Dedicated Support for Dayton LGBT Couples and Families

Gudorf Law has long supported the Dayton LGBT community both through legal work and through sponsoring the Dayton LGBT Resource Directory. We are proud to address planning needs specific to same-sex couples, including:

  • Social Security and retirement planning after Obergefell
  • Asset protection for unmarried same-sex couples
  • Remarriage protection for assets
  • 401(k) and privacy issues
  • Health care directives
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Estate tax and marital deduction planning

Our attorneys dedicate their practice to estate planning and related areas of Ohio law. We offer the depth of knowledge that you need to make the right decisions for your family, and the support and compassion you deserve while doing so.

When you work with Gudorf Law, you work with an attorney committed to personalizing your estate plan for your needs and that of your family. We take the time to listen to your concerns and explore your options with you, including implications of some choices of which you may be unaware.

Contact Gudorf Law for an Estate Planning Consultation

We look forward to answering your questions about your financial, tax, and estate planning for same sex couples needs. We invite you to contact our office in Dayton, Ohio or call 937-898-5583 to schedule your complimentary consultation, so that we can give you more information and answer your questions.