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Probate: Same Sex Spouses

In San Diego, many opposite sex and same sex couples have been married since the week of June 16, 2008. The California Supreme Court has issued a Writ of Mandamus to the California State Officials to not deny the issuance of marriage license based upon the sex of the betrothed. As such, there are now same sex spouses in California and these marriage are legal as of today and, as all know, there is a proposal for an initiative on the November, 2008 Ballot for same sex marriages to be unconstitutional. Whether the marriages are ultimately held valid or void, it is possible that a same sex spouse married in June of 2008 who passes away before the November elections, would have their estate treated the same as opposite sex spouses which would involve probate if there was not a revocable living trust.

In San Diego, there are two court houses for probate cases: San Diego and Vista. Our law office of Law Office of Scott C. Soady, A Professional Corporation, LLP would be pleased to offer a complimentary and confidential consultation to both same sex and opposite sex spouses for representation in probate or for the preparation of a revocable living trust. Please feel free to e mail or call us to set up an appointment.

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