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Problems and Opportunities as LGBT Marriage Rights Rollout


By: Cynthia Barrett, Esq.
What does marriage recognition mean for me? Learn the implementation glitches practitioners are discovering – and how to handle them in your state.


ElderCounsel members: View this course complimentary in the Learning Center > Video Library

Topics Covered:

  • Screening efficiently for relevant issues
  • Multiple status designations and choices – reciprocal beneficiary (Hawaii), designated beneficiary (Colorado), civil union, registered domestic partners and now spouses
  • Which tax laws and federal rights follow which status?
  • New Social Security POMS expected soon for all held and pending claims; answer to retroactivity question
  • How Gay/Lesbian Veterans can now protect their spouses – pension, compensation, military ID – marriage duration requirements

Recorded: October 6, 2015