If you and your partner own your home together, but only one of your names is on the deed, she may lose your home if you should die. The same is true for automobiles, savings and any other investments you jointly own. Be sure that if you any your partner own a home together that you are not listed as tenants in common, but rather with rights of survivorship. If one of you dies, the other will take on the ownership and mortgage. Check with your mortgage company for this information.
A last will and testament is a document that decides what should happen to your possessions after your death. A will is something you will want to consult with an attorney about. Lambda Legal Defense can help you find an attorney that is familiar with lesbian families. Or [link url=http://www.rainbowlaw.com/]Rainbow Law has a service via the internet.