Do same sex couples have the same legal rights as other couples?
Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles
The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015) on June 26, 2015. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage...more
The federal estate tax marital deduction is one of the most important estate planning tools available to a married couple. The basic marital deduction rule is that, upon the death of the first spouse, the value of any...more
Upon the death of wife, wife’s assets were supposed to be divided into two marital deduction trusts and a bypass family trust. An estate tax return was filed, and an estate tax deduction was taken for the transfer that was...more
Same-sex marriages now are being recognized under federal tax law for the first time. In June 2013, the Supreme Court released its decision in United States v. Windsor, 530 U.S. 12 (2013), declaring Section 3 of the federal...more
The basic goals of estate planning are to dispose of your property in accordance with your wishes and to avoid unnecessary taxes and expenses....more
Last week’s blog discussed three questions Baby Boomers going through divorce should ask their lawyer. As promised, here are three more questions.
1. Should I keep the house?
The financial risks of keeping the...more
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