The Marriage Equality Act: Prenuptial & Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in New York
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.
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
IX. Other Types of Provisions
X. Estate Planning
This was a very interesting seminar.
Best I've seen on Lawline.
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the gentleman was especially articulate, but both speakers were knowledgable. very helpful.
excellent overview especially re the tax issues resulting from nys vs federal recognition of same sex marriage
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
Both presenters were very good.
Informative. I learned from and enjoyed the material.
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I enjoyed the lecture. I did not know much on the subject. The lecture was substantial.
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Very informative. The instructors did a great job in distinguishing the tax treatments between same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.
Terrific job by presenters.
Well prepared and good speaker presentation.
Excellent!!! Not only would I recommend this course, I would recommend the services of the instructors to same sex couples seeking such services.
Very timely considering current events.
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I liked that the course addressed this issue in a straightforward manner, with no politics or opinions but just the facts...
nice job. thanks.
Excellent and very practical course for estate planners and tax advisors.
Everyone should take this course!