Trusts & Estates
Planning for Same-Sex Couples in a Marriage Equality World
By Scott Squillace, JD | Squillace & Associates, P.C.
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down a historic decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015), ruling that same-sex couples had the right to marry in all states, and all state laws forbidding same-sex marriage were declared unconstitutional. The Court also concluded that no state would have a lawful basis to deny recognition of a same-sex marriage legally performed out of state. This case finally settled the issue of same-sex couple’s right to marry on a national level that had been publicly debated for over a decade.
So how can you best counsel same-sex clients? Download this article by Scott Squilliance, JD, for:
- Practical estate planning tips for same-sex couples
- Analysis of the “Whether to Wed” advice from a legal, tax, and financial planning perspective.
- A list of many state and federal rights and benefits that are now available to same-sex couples.
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