Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition

    By Joan M Burda

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition

    By Joan M Burda

    Representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients continues to present challenges to their lawyers. Rather than resolving issues, the recent changes have created more complications for LGBT individuals, couples, and their families. This book will address some of these issues and provide proven strategies to better equip lawyers to represent the ever-changing needs of their clientele.

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition

    By Joan M Burda

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition

    By Joan M Burda

    Representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients continues to present challenges to their lawyers. Rather than resolving issues, the recent changes have created more complications for LGBT individuals, couples, and their families. This book will address some of these issues and provide proven strategies to better equip lawyers to represent the ever-changing needs of their clientele.

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    Estate planning is more than deciding how an estate will be divided post-mortem.  Sure that is a part of it, but the other part is….life planning. The key is honing in on the best way to protect your clients' interests during their lifetime.

    When the ABA released the second edition of this book in 2012, a mere six jurisdictions recognized marriage equality.  What a difference a day makes…this third edition follows hard on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.  The court decided that “marriage is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, couples of the same-sex may not be deprived of that right and that liberty.”  What seemed an impossible pipe dream at the turn of the century is now a reality. From now on there is no “same-sex marriage” or “opposite-sex marriage”; there is only marriage.

    Marriage is just part of the equation.  It is the beginning not the end of the legal struggle as the LGBT community seeks full rights under the law.  LGBT people still face discrimination in other areas.  This new edition of Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples by award-winning author Joan M. Burda attempts to address certain struggles for equality and how these issues affect estate planning for LGBT clients. For example, not all same-sex couples get married.  These blended families will continue to present challenges that must be addressed.  Preparing an estate plan for LGBT clients requires a creative and comprehensive approach.  The issues these clients present are unique and involve considerations not usually seen with heterosexual clients.

    Family law is becoming an integral part of every estate planner’s practice.  As the field evolves there seem to be more questions than answers.  For example elderly LGBT clients face significant problems that are exclusive to that community and have often been overlooked. This book will help lawyers better represent their clients as they address the present as well as future needs of their clientele.

    Business Valuation in Divorce: A Case Compendium

    Business Valuation in Divorce: A Case Compendium, co-published by ABA GPSolo and Business Valuation Resources (BVR), is the inaugural volume in a series of compendia that will help you learn how to tell the valuation story. With opening chapters on important concepts in valuation followed by a compendium of significant case law, the present volume is beneficial to both experts and attorneys dealing with business valuation in divorce cases.

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    Product Details

    Authors

    Joan M Burda

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781634253017

    Page Count

    595

    Product Code

    5150485

    Trim Size

    7x10 Paperback

    Publication Date

    9/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Authors

    Joan M Burda

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781634253024

    Page Count

    595

    Product Code

    5150485EBK

    Publication Date

    9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

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