Archive For The “Financial Planning” Category

Plan Well Before the Wedding Bell

By | October 30, 2014

What does it mean to be married?  How is it different? Join Giampolo Law Group on November 18th from 6-9pm for an information session on what living in a post-DOMA world means for you and your family.  The event is being hosted by 1352 Lofts in Philadelphia! Come enjoy wine and light fare and take in the exceptional view […]

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Plan Well Before or After the Wedding Bell

By | October 29, 2014

On November 6th join myself and Ryan Fuller at The Cub Room in New Hope for an informative LGBT seminar to learn what living in a Post-DOMA world means for you and your family. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and great company while we discuss the progress that has been made over the last 18 months […]

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What the IRS announcement means to Same-Sex Couples

By | September 3, 2013

The Department of Treasury’s announcement to treat all married couples equally for federal tax purposes is a landslide win for same-sex marriage and brings an explosive pressure to welcome marriage equality to nonrecognition states like Pennsylvania. In Windsor vs. United States, the Supreme Court declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional because […]

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Sidestepping Unseen Tax Pitfalls For Same-Sex Couples

By | March 12, 2013

Not many people look forward to their annual tax deadlines. A process that is already riddled with confusing forms and statements has become increasingly convoluted for gay couples. As states are beginning to legally permit and recognize gay marriage, LGBT couples are forced to learn how to file their taxes in a manner that will […]

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City extends tax stipend to married same-sex employees

By | August 2, 2011

This week Cambridge, MA became the first city to offer stipends to same-sex married public employees who face additional tax liabilities for benefits received under employment.  The unprecedented legislation will effectively subsidize the additional tax liability assumed by same-sex married couples that receive health benefits from their employers. Under federal tax law, employer-provided health benefits […]

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Domestic Partner Benefits: The Hidden Costs Affecting LGBT Employees

By | August 1, 2011

Domestic Partner Benefits: The Hidden Costs Affecting LGBT Employees Many businesses are finally recognizing the value of diversity and equality in the workplace.  As a result, by offering domestic partner health benefits, companies are attracting many qualified LGBT employees.  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reported roughly 58% of Fortune 500 companies offer domestic partner benefits […]

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

By | August 1, 2011

Break-Up FAQ 1. How do you go about dividing up items you’ve purchased together? In the absence of a comprehensive set of legal rights and obligations, a same-sex couple may formalize their relationship by entering into a contractual arrangement called either a cohabitation agreement or a domestic partnership agreement. This agreement may cover a number […]

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Domestic Partner Benefits: The Hidden Costs Affecting LGBT Employees

By | August 1, 2011

Domestic Partner Benefits: The Hidden Costs Affecting LGBT Employees Many businesses are finally recognizing the value of diversity and equality in the workplace.  As a result, by offering domestic partner health benefits, companies are attracting many qualified LGBT employees.  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reported roughly 58% of Fortune 500 companies offer domestic partner benefits […]

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Business Succession Planning for LGBT Business Owners

By | August 1, 2011

Business Succession Planning for LGBT Business Owners Proper estate planning is particularly important for the LGBT community due to the fact that same-sex marriage is not legal in most states and even in those states, same-sex couples are not afforded the privileges and benefits of federal law.   With that said, even those with estate […]

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