Same-Sex Couples and Estate Planning
New York Estate Planning Attorney
As same-sex couples have finally gained the right to marry in our state,
estate planning need to be reviewed based upon the current law. Many arranged their estates
based upon the earlier New York law, and there are issues related to federal
law that can impact your estate and taxes. At the federal level, the rights
of same-sex couples are still not recognized, and how to manage the process
so that your partner does not run into legal trouble and complications
is of great concern to many people.
Our firm has over 30 years of experience in
estate planning and litigation, and can assist you to arrange your affairs so that there
is less possibility of difficulties with regard to the conflicts between
state and federal law. We can assist same-sex couples with many aspects
of estate planning, such as
powers of attorney, and more.
Conflicts Between State and Federal Law in Same-Sex Marriages and Estates
Asset transfer is an important issue that can affect same-sex couples at
the federal level. This inequality creates specific issues that need to
be addressed by a law firm that has the depth of insight and understanding
of arranging an estate that resolves these complexities in the best way
possible. Arranging an estate so that all the vital issues, including
property transfers, healthcare, and other matters so that your partner
does not face serious problems at your death can be discussed with our
New York estate litigation lawyer.
We know the challenges that same-sex couples have encountered over the
years in this area of the law and have a great insight into how best manage
these issues and make arrangements that reflect their wishes and protect
the rights of their beneficiaries. We hope that soon federal law will
follow the example of many states, as well as New York, and end the inequality
and end these issues. Until that time, we are here to help you plan your
estate in a manner that protects your beneficiaries and reflects your
wishes for your estate, your healthcare, and all other critical matters.
Contact a New York estate planning attorney
from our firm for information about estate planning and same-sex couples.