Why is it important to plan for same sex partners and domestic partners?
For this group of individuals, it is extremely important to put down in writing exactly what you want. An estate plan talking about who is to inherit your estate, who is to be in charge of your estate, these are things that need to be put down in writing and executed with a formality that would be fully-respected in the State of Florida. Without having this document in place, whether it's a Will or a lifetime planning document such as a Florida Power of Attorney, the State of Florida by law is not going to automatically take into consideration someone who is not technically married to you or who is a blood relative of yours. By putting it in writing, you are foregoing any type of confusion over who you want to have in charge or who you want to inherit your estate.