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Same-sex couples need estate planning, too

Since 2013, same-sex couples have been able to marry here in Delaware. With the passage of the necessary legislation, same-sex couples received the same rights that have been enjoyed by their heterosexual counterparts for decades. However, just as is the case with heterosexual married couples, estate planning is necessary for same-sex couples in order to fully protect and provide for one's spouse after one's death.

Will this year be the year to implement repeal of NJ estate tax?

Estate planning can have a wide variety of goals, depending on a person’s financial situation, family arrangement, moral values, and so on. One important issue to account for in all estate planning, though, is tax planning, and particularly estate and inheritance tax planning. This is particularly important for those with large estates that will exceed the state and federal exemption amounts.

Work with an experienced attorney when navigating zoning variance process

In our last post, we spoke briefly about the importance of zoning in the residential real estate context. As we noted, this is a particularly important issue for those who are looking to do things on their property that may violate or push the limits of local zoning rules, such as raising animals or running an in-home business. Zoning can also be an important issue in the context of commercial real estate.

Why are zoning laws important?

Residential real estate issues can be extremely challenging to understand. On the surface, it may just seem like a very straightforward home purchase but when you look deeper into the process you may realize that there are a lot of laws that are specifically tied to residential real estate transactions in our state.

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