The landmark ruling of the Supreme Court from June 26, 2015 is nothing less an earthquake. By normalizing and equalizing marriage regulations nationwide, same-sex couples can be legally married and enjoy the same legal status as heterosexual couples bond by matrimony. In a country where 14 states used to have explicit bans on same-sex marriage and many treated such couples as legally alien to each other this means a lot of adjustment and planning.
Topics: LGBT Estate Planning
With the recent upswing in states that have legalized, or have been required to legalize, same-sex marriage, many LGBT couples are finding themselves with legal options that have never been on the table before. For years, people in long-term same-sex relationships were forced to cherry-pick their way through the legal system, assembling a variety of documentation to patch together the rights they wanted to give each other. Now couples are starting all over again at "will you marry me?" to decide the answers to questions like "how will we share property?" "what happens if we divorce?" and "how can I make sure you're taken care of if something happens to me?"
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Chad T. Van Horn, Esq. is a South Florida business leader and founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and network to helping people. Learn more about Chad Van Horn.