Five Considerations for Estate Planning in a Same Sex Marriage

The recent decision that has been made by the Supreme court, which prevents states from banning gay marriage, will affect the estate planning for a lot of individuals. Here are a handful of things that you should be aware of as an adviser that have changed, as this information is going to be very important for these types of clients. Healthcare In the past, gay marriage couples were not afforded the health benefits that same sex couples receive. Same sex married couples are able to cover each other through one employers health plan and this is completely new to gay […]

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Planned Parenthood Controversy Trumps Gay Marriage Debate for Republican Candidates

During the debate held a few days ago at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena proved that the gay marriage debate was no longer the hot topic for the GOP Presidential candidates. Planned Parenthood was the controversial social issue at hand that trumped gay marriage. Planned Parenthood has taken the front stage at the debate with the controversy over how they handle fetal tissue and if their treatment is considered lawful. Abortion was a hot social topic years ago, but it is being honed in on again by GOP candidates. Although Planned Parenthood and abortion are front and center for the controversial […]

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IRS, Gay Marriage, and College

Since the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage, many things have been the cause of worry. Most recently, the thing that’s causing worry is whether or not the IRS will take action over tax exemptions for colleges.¬†Some colleges, such as Brigham Young University, have a religious standard that their students must follow. In many cases, gay marriage is not part of that. Colleges that are not allowing students to participate in gay marriage are worried that the IRS will take their tax exemptions away. Right now, the tax exemptions for religious colleges and colleges alike are classified as educational […]

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