Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

At Kira Doyle Law, our mission is to provide individualized, carefully-tailored estate planning services to meet each of our client's unique needs. Every family is different, and our experienced St. Petersburg estate planning attorneys are committed to providing all families with the highest quality legal services. 

Same-sex and LGBT couples can face obstacles and challenges in navigating Florida’s legal system, especially if the worst should occur to one of the partners, or if one of the partners becomes incapacitated. A comprehensive and legally enforceable estate plan is necessary to protect your children, partner, loved ones, and property.

 

Guardianship and Estate Planning for Parents of Minor Children

Under Florida law, non-biological parents do not automatically have parental rights. To protect your children in the event that something happens to one or both parents, it is essential to think through all possible scenarios and consider which estate planning tools will best protect your children. A well-executed guardianship designation will ensure that your children are cared for and protected in accordance with your wishes.

Kira Doyle Law also provides extensive legal services to plan for and protect your children’s future. Our estate planning services for parents of minor children include:

  • Legal documents nominating both temporary and permanent guardians

  • Letters to guardians sharing how you wish for your children to be raised, including lessons, values, and experiences

  • Powers of Attorney and Designations of Health Care Surrogate for minor children

  • Revocable Living Trusts that can provide for your children’s care, health, and education and safeguard their financial future

 

Comprehensive Estate Planning

At Kira Doyle Law, a comprehensive estate plan means that our St. Petersburg attorneys take the time to get to know you and work with you over time to develop an estate plan that can put your mind at ease. Our estate planning services include:

  • Drafting Last Wills and Testaments

  • Powers of Attorney and Designations of Health Care Surrogate

  • Living Wills

  • Trusts of all kinds, including revocable and irrevocable trusts

  • Reviewing and updating all beneficiary designations on financial accounts, products, and insurance policies

  • Ensuring proper distribution of your retirement accounts, pensions, and social security benefits

  • Digital afterlife review

  • Preserving your legacy, including your spiritual, intellectual, and human assets, in the form of a gift that can be enjoyed by family and friends for years to come