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Why is it important to plan for same sex partners and domestic partners?

Same sex partners and domestic partners do not have the same rights that a legally married spouse does, so you have to plan for the distribution of the assets to your same sex partner or domestic partner. Common law marriages are not enforceable in the state of Florida. Unless it’s an enforceable marriage then they don’t have spousal rights, and if they don’t have spousal rights they’re not going to inherit from you unless they’re either named in your state planning documents as being the beneficiary of your assets, or they’re on title with you, and on those assets with you, so planning for same sex and domestic partner situations are very important to plan for that asset to be distributed, or your assets to be distributed to your loved ones.