June 01, 2015 EXP

Gay Marriage and Estate Planning

Jay A. Soled

Not too long ago, the United States did not honor gay marriages. As a result, when it came to estate planning, gay couples encountered a hostile tax environment. However, in the aftermath of United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), which ruled the Defense of Marriage Act—which defined marriage as a union between two people of the opposite sex—unconstitutional, estate planning will prove less financially onerous for gay couples.

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