Estate Planning for Young Couples

By |April 23rd, 2012|

By Brian G. Quinn

Think Estate Planning for Young Couples can be ignored? Guess again.

I’m an estate planning attorney in my thirties. Many of my friends and family are getting married and having children. They often ignore the subject of estate planning, thinking that “Estate planning for young couples simply isn’t necessary.”  That’s a big mistake.

Estate planning isn’t just about asset protection. It’s also about making sure that you get to decide what happens with your health, your family, and even your pets.

Here’s a twist that will surprise you

You might assume that spouses automatically become joint owners of each others’ property. That is not the case in Missouri or Illinois, the states where I practice. […]