Is there anything special about same-sex couples that needs to be considered?

Minneapolis Estate Planning Attorney, Jacqueline Schuh, talks about planning for same-sex couples.

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Yeah, same-sex couples have unique circumstances, although nowadays because of marriage being legal in Minnesota, they have now begun to get the same rights as most of – non-same-sex couples. And so we, again, need to visit about what their relationship is and whether they’re legally married. Some same-sex couples choose not to get married but they’re still partners, either civilly or partners without any kind of contractual agreement or contractual binding obligation. So we need to look at those. We also need to look at children, and are they children of both partners or just one partner, and then tailor a specific estate plan for that couple and for both of those individuals needs.