Same-sex marriage is now legal in Indiana and across the entire country, and many LGBT couples are taking advantage of the new right they have to marry the person they love. Along with signing a marriage license comes a number of other considerations that married and engaged couples should address, such as prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, and modifying existing power of attorney, domestic partnership, and other estate planning documents.
Whether you are already married or are just considering the possibility, LGBT family law and estate planning attorney Barbara J. Baird is ready to help you and your partner. Since being admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1977, Barbara J. Baird has acted as a legal advocate for LGBT rights as well as represented LGBT couples and individuals in a broad range of legal concerns. She offers flexible appointment scheduling options and free initial consultations, so it costs you nothing to speak to an LGBT-friendly attorney about your needs.
Prior to same-sex marriage being legalized, many committed couples took the steps to create wills and trusts, designate power of attorney, and prepare other probate documents to protect the rights of their partner should they pass away. Couples who have since married may need to revise these documents so that they reflect their new status as a married couple.
Having a prenuptial agreement in place before a marriage is beneficial for both parties, ensuring that both enter into the relationship with shared understanding regarding assets, debts, and other important considerations. Post-nuptial agreements can essentially achieve the same goal, but they can be a bit more complicated. If you are planning on getting married, schedule a time when you and your partner can meet with Indianapolis LGBT attorney Barbara J. Baird. She’ll ensure that you have the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about how to begin your life as a married couple on solid legal ground.
There’s never been a more exciting time to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person in Indiana. Exercise your right to marry with the sound legal counsel of an attorney who is sensitive to the unique needs of the LGBT population and will treat you and your partner with dignity and respect.
Call the offices of Barbara J. Baird at (317) 248-5120, and schedule your free consultation. She represents clients in Indianapolis and other communities throughout Central Indiana, including Carmel, Greenwood, Avon, Fishers, Noblesville, Muncie, and more.
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