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Duane Morris LLP: Federal Estate Tax Equality for Same-Sex Couples

On June 6, 2012, in Windsor v. United States , U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones in the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to Edith Windsor and created a precedent that is likely to positively affect same-sex married couples for years to come. Edith was awarded $353,053, plus interests...

Supreme Court to Rule on DOMA: Estate Planning Implications

On December 7 the Supreme Court decided it would hear two cases related to same-sex marriage. One of those cases, U.S. v. Windsor [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], challenges Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Passed in 1996, DOMA defines marriage as being...