June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court, in its decision in United States v.
Windsor, overturned Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act
(“DOMA”). The Court ruled that the Federal government could not deny tax
and other benefits to legally... By: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
U.S. Supreme Court’s dual decisions essentially invalidating the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 brought
jubilation to supporters of LGBT rights. Finally, state-sanctioned gay
marriage had the green light in... By: Sedgwick LLP
As almost everyone now knows, on June 26,
the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage
Act (DOMA). On the immigration front, this means that a U.S. Citizen
same-sex spouse who is married to a non-citizen may now petition for... By: Davis Brown Law Firm
is defined as something said or done in a formally polite way. In
court, it is a professional obligation: ABA Model Rules, Rule of
Professional Conduct 3.5 states that lawyers may not "engage in conduct
intended to disrupt a tribunal," with... By: Law Offices of Marlo Van Oorschot, APLC
M.J.T. v. A.V.B., the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned the
trial court’s entry of a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) against the
defendant. The only witness to the alleged incident of domestic violence
was the couple’s nine year old son.... By: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
are an unknown number of U.S. citizens married to nonresident aliens.
Many of these taxpayers have filed joint income tax returns. Most are
likely to have filed joint income tax returns (Form 1040) without having
properly made and filed the... By: Sanford Millar
response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in June 2013 striking down
provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Federal Election
Commission (FEC) has clarified that same-sex married couples are
entitled to the same rights under federal... By: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
since the passage of the JOBS Act (the Jumpstart Our Business Startups
Act), there’s been a lot of hype about crowdfunding. A lot of startups
have built their entire business model on the assumed ability to use
crowdfunding methods to raise... By: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) became one of the first federal
government agencies to take action in accordance with the Supreme
Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.... By: Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster LLC
half of all marriages in the United States eventually end in divorce.
The statistics are even bleaker in California, where the divorce rate
hovers at around sixty percent. In light of these odds, getting married
in this day and age (and in... By: Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn -
part one of this two-part series, “Supreme Court DOMA Decision — Part
I: Fringe Benefits and Other Tax Implications,” I reviewed the fringe
benefit and tax implications of the United States v. Windsor
decision.... By: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
U.S. v. Windsor, the court struck down a portion of the federal Defense
of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) as unconstitutional. DOMA, for purposes of
federal tax and benefits laws, defined marriage as only between “one man
and one woman.”... By: Fenwick & West LLP
number one stress factor cited in a majority of marriages is money.
So it should come as no surprise that many divorces are either preceded
by a bankruptcy or that one follows soon thereafter.... By: Rowley Chapman & Barney, Ltd.
June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly
anticipated decision in United States v. Windsor, ruling that Section 3
of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.... By: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
Supreme Court of the United States recently held that the federal
government must recognize same-sex marriages that are valid under state
law, and effectively reinstated same-sex marriage in the state of
California. However, many questions still... By: McDermott Will & Emery
March 2013, certain immigrant visa applicants who are spouses, children
and parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives) have been able to
apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers (I-601A form) before
they leave the United States.... By: Fowler White Boggs P.A.