Silicon Valley Newlywed Lawyers Consider Same-Sex Marriage and Social Security

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision regarding same-sex marriage brings with it many issues that are probably best discussed with a good marriage and estate lawyer in Silicon Valley. Because of the previous inability to legally marry, many of those now looking to walk down the aisle are considerably older than typical newlyweds. This leads to […]


Approximately forty years into their relationship, Edith Windsor and Thera Clara Spyer were married in Canada. Two years into their marriage, Thera passed away. After Thera’s death, Edith paid estate tax of approximately $363,000 to the federal government. The reason that tax was paid is that federal law, in the form of the Defense of […]

San Francisco Bay Area Estate Planning Can Help You Make Medical Decisions for Your Same-Sex Partner

While some states have enacted marriage equality laws, others are not offering the same rights and privileges to same-sex couples.  In either situation, however, most estate planning lawyers can tell you that there are still important steps to take in protecting your rights to make medical decisions for your partner.  In Menlo Park, as in […]

Bay Area Estate Planning Lawyer Offers Thoughts for an Aging GLBT Community

When it comes to protecting your rights as a member of the aging GLBT community, you should consider consulting a Menlo Park estate planning lawyer who can help you make the right choices.  We hear horror stories of life-long partners who are denied access to one another, who lose their homes, or who don’t have […]

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