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 no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA...
Having not posted anything for a while it seems appropriate that my
return-post - if I can be dramatic about it - should be on the subject
that I've dedicated a fair amount of screen space to, that of marriage
equality. So thanks to NYC for bring me back to the blog-o-webs!
Now that the...
The New York Marriage Equality Act was signed into law on June
24, 2011 and recognizes the right of same-sex couples to marry in New York
State. In this Analysis, Professor William LaPiana discusses the impact of the
new Act on estate planning for same-sex couples under New York and Federal law.
On June 24, 2011, Governor Cuomo signed New York's Marriage Equality Act . In this Analysis, Professor
Joseph Rosenberg examines the legal issues relevant to attorneys advising and
counseling older clients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. For older
clients, marriage will implicate...
For unmarried and same sex couples, there are many unique legal issues to consider during the estate planning process. While some aspects of planning for unmarried couples are similar to married couples, many others are vastly different. Because of legal, religious, and societal issues, unmarried and...
By Liza Weiman Hanks |
Dear Liza: My long term domestic partner of 30 years and I were registered domestic partners for a few years and then she decided she wanted to be totally financially independent of me so we terminated the agreement last year. We are still together as a couple and live five...