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Same-Sex Marriage Estate Tax Milestone

Recently, with a landmark decision in U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court has determined that a stipulation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The decision in this benchmark case paves the way for gay couples to receive tax refunds on taxes paid because the federal government didn’t recognize their marriage. The…

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Same Sex Couple’s Guide to Estate Planning

Even in states like Massachusetts, where same gender marriage and divorce is legal, working closely with an estate planning lawyer can ease some of the natural intricacies involved in marrying or dividing two lives.

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