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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, June 22, 2014

CLE on Marital Deductions Post-DOMA and Community Property

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American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is holding a CLE entitled, Estate Planning Essentials: Marital Deductions Post-DOMA and Community Property on July 9, 2014 at 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern via video webcast.  Here is why you should attend:

After years of navigating the inconsistencies of state and federal law, the legal landscape for married same-sex couples changed dramatically when the Supreme Court held unconstitutional a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in U.S. v. Windsor.

This CLE webcast on marital deductions post-DOMA and community property explains Windsor, the subsequent litigation, and statutory changes following the decision; then the program shifts to a comprehensive discussion of community property. Most states, except for the 9 community property states, use the "common law" property ownership system. However, community property can also arise by operation of law or by agreement. So even if you do not practice in a community property state, well-rounded estate practitioners must have a working knowledge of community property. This program provides just that!


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