Legally Speaking Series Part 3: The Arrival and Impact of 50-State Marriage Equality

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Flaster Greenberg Philadelphia Office
1600 JFK Boulevard, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 [map]

FREE for IBA members
$15.00 for non-members

Reservations requested; walk-ins welcome. Non-IBA members & guests may pre-pay for this event online or pay at the door.

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Legally Speaking is a Legal Education Series for IBA Members: presented, sponsored and hosted by IBA Corporate Partner Flaster/Greenberg, PC.

Part 3 of Series: The Arrival and Impact of 50-State Marriage Equality

Program Description:

The historic Supreme Court Decision on June 26th, Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing marriage equality in all 50 states, introduced long-awaited benefits and opportunities for same-sex couples throughout the country. While the availability of marriage can simplify many legal issues for same-sex couples and their families, other issues remain complicated – and some are even more complex than before.

The third installment of our Legally Speaking seminar will provide an overview of what same-sex couples can expect moving forward.  It will feature case studies and tips on dealing with other uncertainties that may arise. Topics will include:

  • Overview of marriage equality: how we got here, where we were, and where we are now
  • Assisted reproduction options available to LGBT prospective parents
  • Protecting dual parental rights for both married and unmarried couples
  • Why adoption remains important, but is not a panacea
  • Divorce – long relationship but short marriage; civil unions
  • Estate planning and estate taxes
  • Inheriting property
  • Gift taxes
  • Income taxes
  • IRAs and other retirement accounts
  • Wills, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney

Speakers:

  •  Thomas W. Ude, Jr., Esq., Legal and Public Policy Director, Mazzoni Center Legal Services
  • Justin H. Brown, Esq., LL.M. (Tax), Flaster Greenberg PC

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Professional Credits: This seminar is approved for one (1) substantive Pennsylvania CLE credit.

FREE for IBA members
$15.00 for non-members

Reservations requested; walk-ins welcome. Non-IBA members & guests may pre-pay for this event online or pay at the door.