Florida Same-Sex Estate Planning

At SimplyWilled.com we pride ourselves on serving Florida’s LGBTA community’s same-sex estate planning needs. We believe it is a fundamental human right that everyone should be able to provide for the ones they love. Fun fact, Florida legalized on January 6, 2015.  With SimplyWilled.com you can design a complete estate planning that includes a valid Florida Last Will and Testament, Florida Healthcare Power of Attorney, Florida Financial Power of Attorney, Florida Living Will, and burial/cremation instructions.

Under Florida law there are a few basic items every estate plan should include:

A Simple Will or Complex Will If you and your partner don’t have wills and Florida’s laws will determine who will inherit each of your estates. In those states, your surviving spouse gets nothing if there’s no will.

A Florida Domestic Partnership Agreement, Or DPA Comparable to a prenuptial agreement, this contract is a useful way to address how you plan to share your income, expenses, and property. In this agreement, you can specify which property you hold jointly and which is separate.

HIPAA Authorization The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act allows you to authorize medical providers to discuss your condition and prognosis with your partner. Without it, doctors may claim that they can speak only with “immediate family” — and in most states, your partner is not considered “immediate family.”

A Florida Living Will And Health Care Power Of Attorney These documents allow your partner to carry out your wishes concerning your medical care.

A Florida General Durable Power Of Attorney This document lets your partner manage your financial affairs if you become disabled.

For more information on Florida same-sex estate planning go to https://simplywilled.com/Florida