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Red roses and candlelit dinners may be the traditional way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but a more useful way to demonstrate deep commitment to your partner is to talk about an estate plan, says Equity Trustees National Manager – Estate Planning, Anna Hacker.

“An estate plan which clearly outlines how the one you love is to be looked after if something should happen to you, or defines who can make decisions about your medical care if needed, is useful in any relationship, but particularly important for those in de facto or same sex relationships,” Ms Hacker said.

“A Will may not seem an obvious accompaniment to Valentine’s Day but recent events have shown that it can be the best and most useful way to highlight the importance of a relationship and ensure a loved one is treated with respect and consideration.

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