Mark Senick Attorney at Law


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The IRS has released a video for same-sex married couples. Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1pAihAyKuA

Marriage in California is now equally available to same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

There is very good news for partners owning real estate. Effective Jan.

Your will or living trust does not control who your life insurance or retirement fund goes to upon your death.

In California, small estates do not need to be probated. The definition of “small estate” has increased to $150,000 for deaths occurring on or after January 1, 2012. Joint tenancy accounts, pay on death accounts, and accounts with beneficiary designations are not included in calculating the value of the estate.

As of June, 2013, with the Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA (the so-called Defense of Marriage Act), same-sex married spouses are treated exactly the same as opposite-sex married spouses because they are, in the eyes of the law, simply married.