Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

An estate plan is critical for same-sex couples.  Why?  Now that the federal government recognizes same-sex marriages, married and same-sex partners should receive the same federal income and estate tax treatment as other married couples.  However, states may differ in their approach to domestic partnerships; still too early to say how each state will roll out the federal changes.  Considering the challenges, it is important to consider reviewing or initiating estate planning.

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