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Community Income Allocation and Equitable Remedies

Under the laws of some states (i.e., “community property” states), property acquired and income earned during marriage may be “community” property. This generally means that such income may be considered income earned equally. When couples in such states prepare and...

The Federal Defense of Marriage Act

The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs federal agencies to recognize only...