“In its most basic terms, recognition of same-sex marriage equates to the simple fact that a spouse is now a spouse, irrespective of gender, in the eyes of the law,” John McManus. This takes the form of many previously denied legal rights that are now available to same-sex couples. This includes the right to a "simple" estate plan. Think Advisors Article.
Disclaimer: I am a Bowie fan. It is not surprising that Bowie, as an independent thinker in so many ways, has also thought outside the box concerning his estate plan. The article has a good reminder at the end "Follow his lead and plan for your loved ones at a young age; don't wait until it is too late." Also, I learned that there is a television show dedicated to the legacies of various celebrities - I had no idea there would be an audience for that! Forbes article.
Sonya goes beyond the Will and Trusts that make up a typical estate plan and describes the documents relating to healthcare choices and end-of-life concerns.
Sonya describes what to expect from the estate planning process including how you can prepare for the first meeting and how many hours you can budget to complete your estate plan.
For many families, the most difficult decision of the estate planning process is choosing a guardian for minor children. Sonya describes some considerations that go into this decision.