Marriage Equality Creates Estate Planning Opportunities and Consequences


The recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges  made clear that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.  In so holding, all states must formally recognize same-sex marriages that were legally entered into in other states.  In addition, states cannot deny applications for marriage licenses for individuals of the same gender. The ruling clarifies […]
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Nevada Improves its Trust Decanting Statute


Trust decanting.  It’s a fancy and fascinating sounding topic, right?  Well, maybe only to my estate planning peers.  Nevada updated its trust decanting statute this last legislative session and the changes become effective on October 1, 2015, and can be found in Senate Bill 484. You may have heard of decanting for liquids.  Let’s say that I don’t like […]
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