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Asbury Law Firm: District Court: Estate Tax Marital Deduction Triggers Unconstitutional Ruling on DOMA
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Asbury Law Firm

In a case that began with a claim for a refund of estate taxes paid, Judge Barbara S. Jones of the Southern District of New York ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 5th Amendment.... Read More

Recent Estate Planning Updates For Same Sex Couples
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by Nathan D. Anderson

It was a big week for same sex couples with several huge stories with a potential impact on estate planning for same sex couples. At the federal level was President Obama's announcement on February 23, 2011 that the Department of Justice will... Read More

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP: 8 Key Estate Planning Opportunities Arising From The Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that a state ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional, in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The landmark ruling in the combined cases... Read More

Asbury Law Firm: District Court: Estate Tax Marital Deduction Triggers Unconstitutional Ruling on DOMA
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Asbury Law Firm

In a case that began with a claim for a refund of estate taxes paid, Judge Barbara S. Jones of the Southern District of New York ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 5th Amendment.... Read More

Federal lawsuit challenges Defense of Marriage Act and seeks refund of estate taxes paid by same-sex widow: FREE DOWNLOAD - Complaint
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Center Staff

Edith "Edie" Windsor, who, in 2007, married the late Thea Spyer in Canada, recently sued the federal government, challenging the payment of more than $350,000 in federal taxes on Spyer's estate - fees that heterosexual widows are generally... Read More