same-sex marriage

Same-Sex Couples and Social Security Spousal Benefits

Posted on: November 20th, 2015
Our Chapel Hill estate planning attorney Samantha Reichle recently wrote a post explaining the eligibility requirements and benefits that are now legally available to married same-sex couples nationwide. ...

New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children

Posted on: May 29th, 2015
Same-sex couples who have a child in North Carolina could previously only list one parent on the child’s birth certificate. ...

Same-Sex Marriages Legal in NC: Prenuptial Agreements & Estate Plans

Posted on: November 13th, 2014
Before October 10, 2014, same-sex marriages were not recognized in North Carolina. This posed complicated tax filing and estate planning challenges for North Carolina LGBT couples who legally married in an out-of-state jurisdiction....

Same-Sex Marriage Update

Posted on: October 9th, 2014
On Monday, during its first day in session, the Supreme Court declined to hear seven pending appeals from federal appellate courts regarding same-sex marriage. The denials, which came without comment, mean that there is still no declaration at the national level that denial of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. ...
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