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Wills and Advance Planning

Wills and Advance Planning Successes

Ben and Larry executed health care proxies, powers of attorney and wills, ensuring that their wishes would be carried out.

Ben and Larry were long time partners who were unable to marry because gay marriage was not yet legal at the time. When they first started working with Ann, they were in their 70s and Ben was beginning to show signs of dementia. The couple was worried that family members who were not close with them and not supportive of their relationship might be legally entitled to make important decisions and inherit their property. Ann helped Ben and Larry to complete Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorneys, giving them the ability to make medical and financial decisions for each other. Ann also helped them execute Wills, which ensured that if one of them died, the other would inherit the bulk of his partner’s property. With these documents in place, Ben and Larry’s wishes were protected.



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