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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 3

If you’re in a non-traditional family, you know that estate planning is, as Winston Churchill once said about Russia, “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” But here’s some advice that’ll help. DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP/LIFE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT This can

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 2

Some of the most important estate planning areas for a non-traditional family are living wills, health care directives, and powers of attorney. If two people aren’t legally married, or related by blood, they may as well be strangers. The Florida

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 1

I’m being contacted by an increasing number of non-traditional families these days…with good reason. Non-traditional families are becoming the one of the biggest demographics in America. Whether gay or lesbian (legally married or not), divorced with children, “significant others” living

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Supreme Court Decision Removes Obstacles to Non-Traditional Marriages

Two landmark court decisions last week opened new doors for non-traditional couples. And estate planning for such couples will never be the same. The Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Fifth Amendment, by denying

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Medicaid Planning For Non-Traditional Couples

Medicaid planning can be a bad dream for any couple. But if you’re part of a gay or lesbian couple, it can be a genuine nightmare! The process of applying for Medicaid is actually one of the most dangerous parts

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Couples: Part 2

Same-sex partners get old, like everybody else. Like everybody else, they can also get sick as they age. And, eventually – like everybody else – they pass on. But – unlike – everybody else – they may require special types

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Couples: Part 1

June is Gay Pride Month, when the LGBT community takes pride in its fight for equal rights. But if you’re a boomer or senior, and a member of the LGBT community, you’d better start thinking about your “aging” rights, too!

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