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Review of the Supreme Court Decision on DOMA

The United States Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down an important provision of the Defense of Marriage Act has immediate implications for same-sex couples throughout the nation. Gay and lesbian couples who are married in their home state or in other states that recognize same-sex marriage, may begin to enjoy hundreds of federal benefits previously denied to them. This on-demand webinar will explore the disparity between the rights and responsibilities of same-sex couples who live and marry in a recognition state and same-sex couples who marry in a recognition state but live in a state that prohibits same-sex marriages. The presenters are national experts in LGBT family law. They will discuss some of the benefits to gay and lesbian couples after the court's Windsor decision, the responses that have already been made by several federal agencies regarding application of the decision, as well as the many questions that are continuing to be raised and that will be decided in the future. This on-demand webinar is a must in order to keep abreast of this rapidly changing area of law.


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A Legal Analysis of the Court's Decisions and How It May Have Opened the Door to a National Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

Implications for Same Sex Couples Ending Their Relationships in Both Recognition and Nonrecognition States

Tax Implications Including the Marital Deduction, Estate Tax and Interspousal Transfers

Federal Benefits and Privileges in General That Are Immediately Available to Same-Sex Couples and Those That Require Further Action by Government

Family Law and Children of Married Gay and Lesbian Couples

Estate Planning Implications for Married Same-Sex Couples

President Obama's Response to the DOMA Decision and How It Will Impact Couples in the Future

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This course was last revised on October 30, 2013.

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Elizabeth F. Schwartz

Elizabeth F. Schwartz

Elizabeth F. Schwartz, PA

  • Principal, Elizabeth F. Schwartz, P.A.
  • Attorney and activist for the LGBTQ+ community for over 25 years
  • Practice focuses on family formation (adoption, insemination, and surrogacy) and dissolution, and estate planning and administration and dissolution
  • Author of the book Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise (The New Press, 2016)
  • Author of "LGBT Issues in Surrogacy" in the Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy, ed. E. Scott Sills (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
  • Served as counsel on victorious cases challenging Florida's marriage ban brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) on behalf of six same-sex couples and members of the Equality Florida Institute seeking the right to marry (Pareto v. Ruvin) and suing Florida for fair issuance of birth certificates to same-sex married couples (Chin).
  • Served as counsel in several cases that helped overturn Florida's bigoted 1977 ban forbidding gays and lesbians from adopting children
  • Board certified by the Florida Bar in Adoption Law
  • Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • University of Miami Law School 1997, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • Graduate, Harvard Law School; graduate, Barnard College
  • Can be contacted at 305-674-9222 or [email protected]
Paul Thorndal

Paul Thorndal

Wald Law Group

Paul W. Thorndal

  • Partner at Wald & Thorndal, P.C., a small San Francisco family law firm
  • Senior litigation attorney with broad experience in both trial and appellate litigation
  • Works as a litigation attorney and mediator in the resolution of marital and domestic partnership disputes, and disputed parentage cases, and in civil litigation of nonmarital property claims
  • Practice also includes assisted reproductive technology (ART) litigation and transactional work
  • Certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Regularly lectures on family law issues involving LGBT families
  • Member of the National LGBT Law Association and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Member of the Family Law Practice Section of both the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • J.D. degree, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; B.A. degree, University of California at Berkeley
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Product ID: 392816
Published 2013
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