About this Program

When New York’s Marriage Equality Act (“Marriage Equality Act”) became law on July 24, 2011, many same-sex couples rushed to marry; some even married at the stroke of midnight.  Before marrying, it behooves same-sex couples to understand their rights and obligations under the new laws and determine whether they wish to modify, clarify, or override them. Given the lack of recognition of same-sex marriage by the federal government and sister states and the ensuing complications, a prenuptial agreement is even more imperative for same-sex couples than for heterosexual couples. Attorneys Arlene Dubin and Daniel Rubin discuss prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for same-sex couples.  The key issues that are addressed in this program include: property settlement, spousal support, debts/taxes, and estate planning.

Agenda:

I.     Introduction to the Marriage Equality Act
II.    An Overview of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
III.   Property Settlement
IV.    Spousal Support
V.     Counsel and Expert Fees
VI.    Choice of Law
VII.   Debts and Taxes
VIII.  Children
IX.    Other Types of Provisions
X.      Estate Planning

Reviews

Rachel
Shrewsbury, MA

This was a very interesting seminar.

Jon
Chapel Hill, NC

Best I've seen on Lawline.

Nathan
New York, NY

Very informative.

Michael
Oswego, NY

Very helpful.

Joseph
Boca Raton, FL

Interesting and full of valuable planning tools.

ellen
Lockport, NY

very well presented. practical tips, good info.

Patricia A.
Bayport, NY

excellent

matthew
New York, NY

the gentleman was especially articulate, but both speakers were knowledgable. very helpful.

Lynnann
New York, NY

excellent overview especially re the tax issues resulting from nys vs federal recognition of same sex marriage

Edward
Hauppauge, NY

informative speakers

EDWIN
New York, NY

it made me realize that t is there are many issues with respect to same sex marriage that are not easily resolved and federal legislation is needed in this area

Marissa
Brooklyn, NY

Both presenters were very good.

elizabeth
New York, NY

excellent

Deborah
Garden City, NY

Informative. I learned from and enjoyed the material.

william v
Yorktown Heights, NY

good

Maura
Jefferson Valley, NY

This was one of Lawline's best courses so far. I learned a great deal today.

Patricia
Old Bridge, NJ

Very good.

France
Brooklyn,, NY

I enjoyed the lecture. I did not know much on the subject. The lecture was substantial.

alan
New York, NY

informative

Patrick
Pearl River, NY

It was great.

Artie
Kings Park, NY

Liked it.

Alan
Montclair, NJ

Quite informative.

Philip
Woodbury, NY

thank you

Tanyka
Bronx, NY

Very informative. The instructors did a great job in distinguishing the tax treatments between same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.

Patricia
Garden City, NY

Terrific job by presenters.

Joseph
Ny, NY

good speakers

Spencer
New York, NY

Good Course

John
Riverside, CT

Well prepared and good speaker presentation.

Erwin
Mount Laurel, NJ

Excellent!!! Not only would I recommend this course, I would recommend the services of the instructors to same sex couples seeking such services.

Barbara
Guilderland, NY

Interesting

Isabel
East Elmhurst, NY

Very timely considering current events.

Ledan
Astoria, NY

very concise and informative

Janet
Lake Placid, NY

great overview

Nicole
Whittier, CA

I liked that the course addressed this issue in a straightforward manner, with no politics or opinions but just the facts...

Monica
Rye, NY

Thought provoking

Joseph M.
Iselin, NJ

nice job. thanks.

Michael
Jenkintown, PA

Excellent and very practical course for estate planners and tax advisors.

Jonathan
Kingston, NY

Everyone should take this course!

Rating

Production Date

September 22, 2011

Credits

Missouri
1.2 General
New York
1 Professional Practice