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Federal Tax Update and Michigan Tax Update for Same-Sex Spouses

FEDERAL TAX UPDATE AND MICHIGAN TAX UPDATE FOR SAME-SEX SPOUSES Written by:  Mieke V. Weissert In light of the United States Supreme Court decision, U.S. v Windsor, the government has taken action to recognize same-sex marriages for federal tax purposes.  On August 29, 2013 it was ruled by The U.S. Department of the Treasury and […]

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The DOMA Case and Its Impact on Family Law and Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples in Michigan

In a ruling issued June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 110 Stat 2419 (“DOMA”) unconstitutional as it defines “marriage” and “spouse” for purposes of federal law and regulations in terms of opposite-sex couples. United States v. Windsor, ___ S.Ct. ___. The full implications of […]

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