Newlywed Starter Kit

Frequently asked questions

Is an estate plan truly necessary if we don’t have children?

Absolutely! Couples without kids usually plan for their spouse to act as agent or health care advocate. But a well-formed estate plan will provide for you and your spouse in case you are unable to serve each other in these roles.

As spouses, aren’t we already entitled to each other’s assets and property?

Yes, however, estate planning documents are about much more than that. For example, your spouse is limited in what they can do to help you legally and financially unless you appoint them as your agent in a Durable Power of Attorney document.

A good estate plan is the difference between a seamless transfer of assets and a difficult probate.

Important Life Planning Documents for Newlyweds

Congratulations on your new marriage! This is a very exciting time for both you as you start a new chapter in your lives together. Marriage will bring many exciting events and benefits for you.

While being married legally combines many parts of your life, it doesn’t necessarily automatically provide all of the rights and protections that they will want to have in place. You and your spouse will name other family members or loved ones as Personal Representatives of your estate, after you name each other. If choosing those alternate Personal Representatives is problematic, our firm is able to make introductions to professional care managers.

We are here to help you make the most of your legal standing in creating a comprehensive estate plan!

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