Nobody enjoys thinking about death, but as we all know, it’s inevitable. We also know that in most cases, one spouse will outlive the other. That means both partners need to be involved with planning their estate.

But do they do it together or on their own? As Forbes outlines, the first thing couples should decide is if they want to have the same estate planning attorney or hire their own lawyers. It’s most cost-effective to do it together, since they would pay once instead of twice. Working together makes it easier to find documents and opens the lines of communication, which never hurts in a marriage or domestic partnership. If you have a blended family, however, separate estate plans might be an option to avoid hurt feelings among children and stepchildren.

Forbes offers the following tips to help couples decide if they should seek separate estate planning attorneys. Go separate if:

No matter what you decide, a Florida estate planning attorney can walk you and your spouse through all your estate planning needs.


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