Which planning strategies should unmarried couples implement?
Abstract: Married couples have available to them greater (and more advantageous) estate planning options than unmarried couples. Yet unmarried couples face many of the same estate planning concerns as married couples. So they must engage in special planning to ensure that their decisions regarding asset distribution and health care are carried out per their wishes. This article examines several estate planning challenges that unmarried couples must plan around, but also discusses one significant estate planning opportunity that gives unmarried couples an edge over married ones: a grantor retained income trust (GRIT).