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Lessons to be Learned Regarding Interspousal Gifts During a Marriage

The Florida Supreme Court, on March 30, 2017, issued an opinion in Hooker v. Hooker, 220 So.3d 397 (Fla. 2017) finding a Florida horse farm and a New York summer home interspousal gifts and, therefore, subject to equitable distribution as … Continue reading

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On the Way To and From Marriage

Adam J. Hirsch, Inheritance on the Fringes of Marriage, 2018 U. Ill. L. Rev. 235. Solangel Maldonado Imagine that you are engaged to be married but die shortly before the wedding. You do not have a will. Should your fiancé … Continue reading

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Same Sex LGBT Marriage Green Card Approval for Nigerian Client in Cincinnati Ohio

CASE: Marriage-Based Green Card (Same Sex Marriage Case) CLIENT: Nigerian LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH Our client came from Nigeria on a J-1 exchange visitor’s visa and currently does her research in the United States. She married (same-sex) her U.S. Citizen spouse … Continue reading

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Marriage Based Petition and Adjustment of Status Green Card Approval for Korean Client in Newark New Jersey

CASE: Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status NATIONALITY: Korean LOCATION: Newark, NJ Our client is from South Korea who came to the U.S. on an H-1B visa. In April 2015, our client married his current U.S. citizen wife.  He retained our office … Continue reading

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Marriage and Asset Protection – Is TBE for You?

One handy tool in the estate planning toolbox for some married Americans is Tenants by the Entirety (TBE) ownership. Under Florida law, married citizens may jointly own bank accounts, real property (including their homestead), and some personal property. Property acquired… … Continue reading

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