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If my partner becomes ill and we were never married, will I be able to obtain power of attorney over my spouse if she is ill or incapacitated?
Speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of Zofia Rawner about setting up an Estate Plan to protect yourself and your spouse. While it would be easier to obtain power of attorney before your partner became ill or incapacitated, you can still apply for various powers of attorney after a partner becomes ill.

How can I have my property pass to my partner without suffering harsher tax fees on my estate than a heterosexual couple?
There are various methods to pass property to a partner, which would reduce the taxes on your estate when you pass. Speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of Zofia Rawner about setting up an Estate Plan to protect yourself and your spouse.

Do I need a living will?
Speak to an attorney about the differences between a living will and formal will and whether one has already been drafted up for you.

How do I obtain a durable medical power of attorney?
It’s best to have an attorney at the Law Offices of Zofia Rawner draft one up for you while you are healthy and doing mentally well. If you become incapacitated, then your family or significant other may have to obtain the durable medical power of attorney by going to court.

How do I make an organ or tissue donation?
There are different ways to make an organ or tissue donation. Speak with an attorney to see if you have already authorized the donation of your organs or tissue.

What happens to sperm/eggs at fertility banks after I pass away?
Before placing your eggs/sperm in a fertility bank, or if you were unable, as soon as possible afterwards, you should speak with an attorney about what you consent or do not consent to in order to ensure the fertility bank and your family respects your wishes. In addition, you can work with an attorney at the Law Offices of Zofia Rawner to address the issue within your estate plan.