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Estate Planning For LGBTQ+ Individuals

Estate planning is for everyone, and that includes people who have been historically ignored or sidelined by Pennsylvania law. The LGBTQ+ community currently faces a great deal of opposition while enjoying greater freedoms than they’ve ever had.

At Sikov and Love, P.A., we’re here to offer everyone in Pittsburgh the estate planning services they need. We’re skilled lawyers who understand Pennsylvania’s laws, and we also understand that you need security for your family and the people you love, and that’s not – tragically – not certain. We’re here for you, and we can help.

How Can An Estate Plan Mean Security?

While rights and legal precedent can guide a lot of decisions about an estate, and state laws play a heavy part, leaving your end-of-life decisions to the state means taking a chance that your legacy will be in the hands of a group that is hostile to you. This is not just a concern for LGBTQ+ but nearly every person.

An estate plan, one crafted by an experienced attorney who knows what works and what doesn’t, is how you retain control. If you have specific ideas about how you’d like your assets to go, and you would prefer them to go to the people you loved and supported, not the people you were related to by blood, you have to act.

Is There A Difference Between Estate Planning For LGBTQ+ Individuals?

The short answer is no. There is no difference in estate planning law for anyone. Anyone can craft whatever estate plan they believe is appropriate. Once crafted, any change in legal recognition of relationships won’t matter. Any objections that family has over how you wish to be remembered will not matter.

You deserve to remain in control of your legacy and memory, and we will help you with that.

Caring Estate Planning Attorneys Since 1952

For decades, we’ve helped any client who comes to us find the right way to build their estate. We care about you and will help you keep in the driver’s seat and let the people that matter most remember you for who you are and how you love them. Call us at 412-567-1236 or send us an email to get started.