Same-Sex Couples May Need to Review Estate Plans

Obergefell v. Hodges, the historic Supreme Court decision requiring all states to recognize legally valid same-sex marriages, will certainly have rippled effects in the estate planning world. Why? Because couples in the LGBT community need to now review their estate plans to determine whether the language used to transfer assets to their significant other is still legally accurate and valid. Many states, including Virginia, did not recognize same-sex marriage prior to the Obergefell decision, so many LGBT couples opted not to put together estate plans where their significant other received assets for fear that they may not be legally valid upon...

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