MyAdvocate allows you to make additional provisions for your spouse, such as leaving assets in trust for your spouse and providing where those assets go when your spouse dies. In addition, your spouse is presumed to be the first person you would name as your executor and power of attorney agent.
Your spouse or life partner will be referred to by their name in your documents and will not be referred to by a title, such as "spouse" or "life partner." If you have a relationship with someone to whom you are not married, but you would like to treat them like a spouse for estate planning purposes, add their name when we ask for your spouse's name.
There may be tax considerations for legally married couples to address when a spouse passes away. Please contact a legal or tax professional for advice on whether these issues affect you.
By using the Couple feature you are saving money getting complete estate plans for both you and your partner however if you prefer to each have your own accounts due to privacy or independence, you would simply select that you are married or have a partner but your NOT doing the estate plan with them and be sure to select "Individual" pricing.