As I wrote last week, New York now allows same-sex couples to marry. The first marriages took place on Sunday, July 24, 2011. (While Gov. Cuomo signed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage a month ago, it had a 30-day waiting period before becoming effective.) It is interesting to note that, unlike other states allowing same-sex marriage, New York has no residency requirement for marriage. So, this could open the door to same-sex couples from states which do not allow same-sex marriage to take … [Read more...] about Same-Sex Divorce
Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
Same-sex marriage recently became legal in the state of New York. New York now joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the District of Columbia as the U.S. jurisdictions which currently allow same-sex marriage. (California allowed same-sex marriage for a few months before the passage of Proposition 8, which ended it. California only recognizes those same-sex marriages performed in the state in that narrow window. Maryland recognizes same-sex marriages which were valid … [Read more...] about Same-Sex Marriage Passes In NY: What Does It Mean?