Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Louges, LLP Firm News Feedhttps://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us30 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttps://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssTracy Craig quoted in Upwise, "Estate planning for LGBTQ+ couples: What you need to know"https://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=40&an=125933&anc=440&format=xml<p>Estate planning is an important part of protecting your family, especially if you're part of the LGBTQ+ community.</p> <p>According to Attorney Tracy A. Craig who was recently quoted in Upwise,&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;From a Federal law perspective, same-sex married couples are treated the exact same way as opposite-sex married couples. [But] state law does not give you protections, if you are not related by marriage. There is no right to make medical decisions, manage assets, or inherit. All these rights must be affirmatively given in the estate plan.&rdquo;</p> <p>Read full article on upwise.com:&nbsp; <u><strong><a href="https://www.upwise.com/explore/family/love-and-money/estate-planning-for-LGBTQ-couples-what-you-need-to-know/" target="_blank">Estate planning for LGBTQ+ couples&quot; What you need to know</a></strong></u></p> <br /> <br type="_moz" />News8 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0800https://www.mirickoconnell.com/?t=40&an=125933&anc=440&format=xml