Marriage, Registered Domestic Partnerships, and Your Rights: Where Does the Overlap Between California and Federal Law Leave You?

My goal for this post is to give you an overview of relevant law in order to increase awareness and give you a enough of a background that you can seek out more information in the areas that affect you.  This is especially important where your rights are at stake and there are ways that you can protect yourself and your loved ones…

Filing a Protective Tax Refund Claim Could Reduce Same-Sex Couples' Federal Tax Liability

There are a lot of changes happening in the legal world which may affect the rights - and tax liability - of same-sex couples.  The DOMA and Prop 8 cases argued at the United States Supreme Court this week have been all over the news.  And while equality may still seem distant (some days more than others), and there are certainly a lot of changes to be made and work to be done, there is something you can do now to help improve your financial equality with respect to the IRS…