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San Diego: Same Sex Estate Planning

In San Diego, the law changed on June 16, 2008 in regards to marriage ceremony and the issuing of State of California marriage licenses to same sex couples. The law which applied to opposite sex couples is unchanged. In San Diego, both same sex and opposite sex couples will go to the San Diego Superior Court for their marriage.

A recent California Supreme Court Case has taken effect and issues a Writ of Mandamus for all California State officials to perform marriages in accordance with the new ruling which does not define marriage as between a “man and woman”.

As such, our law firm of Law Office of Scott C. Soady, A Professional Corporation, LLP is offering the same estate planning services for same sex spouses as for opposite sex spouses. No attorney can guarantee that the state of the law will remain the same. In fact, already there is the proposal for an amendment to the California State Constitution to make same sex marriages unconstitutional.

For decades, opposite sex spouses have enjoyed the benefits of a revocable living trust. Our office would be pleased to offer opposite sex spouses and same sex spouses the same estate planning services in conformity with the new In Re Marriage cases. Please feel free to call or e mail us.

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