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DOMA Overturned. Should You Get Married Now?

The big news of last week was the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor which essentially overturned DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act).  Same sex couples throughout the nation have been celebrating the news.  But what does it

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Probate Mediation, Estate Planning and Elder Issues

Mediation may be particularly attractive for Probate, Estate Planning and Elder issues.  Factors that are usually present in these matters that can be addressed more adequately in mediation are: Parties have a need to maintain an ongoing familial relationship Parties

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Conflict, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Inheritance, Probate Tagged with: ,

Same Sex Couples, Inheritance and the Need to Dissolve a Domestic Partnership

Did You Know? If you entered into a registered same sex Domestic Partnership in Oregon you have the same rights of inheritance to obtain your partner’s estate as a married person does. Oregon’s Domestic Partnership law gives registered DP’s the same

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