Life-Planning Documents Protect Our Families When The Law Won’t

By Daniel Redman, Esq.
NCLR Elder Law Project Fellow

Life-planning documents aren’t just for you. As long-time activist and blogger Michael Petrelis recently wrote, they serve to relieve stress and facilitate difficult decisions your loved ones will face without them. LGBT elders are more likely to have families of choice that aren’t recognized by the law (two-thirds of LGBT elders, according to the Movement Advance Project’s report “Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults), making these documents all the more important.

For more on life-planning documents, check out NCLR’s publication: Lifelines: Documents to Protect You and Your Family. For more about our Elder Law Project, check out

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