When It Comes to Gender . . . Estate Planning Considerations for the Transsexual Client

Volume 26 No. 2


Caryn B. Keppler is a partner with the law firm of Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, LLP in New York, New York, a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on LGBT People and the Law, and a co-chair of its subcommittee on Transgender Individuals. Svetlana Zagorina is an associate with the law firm of Hartman & Craven LLP. Joann Prinzivalli is the chief counsel for Insignia National Title Agency and the founder of the New York Transgender Rights Organization (NYTRO).

The marriage equality movement has historically focused on extending the rights and obligations of marriage to gay and lesbian couples—but what about a marriage in which one party is a transsexual?

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