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Update On Massachusetts Law Concerning Discretionary Trusts And Divorce
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has reversed the appeals court decision which held that assets in a discretionary trust created by a third party are reachable as marital assets.
United States
11 Aug 2016
Beware That Your Trust May Be Treated As Your Children's Marital Property In Divorce
Although the divorce rate has decreased (according to the The New York Times, the divorce rate is no longer 50%), the issue of what constitutes marital property continues to plague courts in many jurisdictions.
United States
14 Sep 2015
Be On Guard To Thwart Fraud Following A Death In The Family
When there is a death in your family, it is important to be aware of unscrupulous people during this difficult and vulnerable time.
United States
26 Aug 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down State Laws Banning Same-Sex Marriage
Married same-sex couples living in states that previously did not recognize their marital status now can (and indeed, must) file tax returns indicating their status as married filing jointly or married filing separately.
United States
14 Jul 2015
Revenue Ruling Confirms That IRS Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages, But Not Civil Unions Or Registered Domestic Partnerships
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision inUnited States v. Windsor overturning Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act raised several questions regarding the federal tax treatment of same-sex couples.
United States
10 Sep 2013
United States v. Windsor: A New Direction In Planning For Same-Sex Couples
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor1 overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which had defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
United States
18 Jul 2013
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