As American culture changes, an increasing number of unwed couples have questions about how to do estate planning. Planning for an unwed or same gender couple is not the same as planning for two singles. And under most laws in the United States, a “civil union” is not the same as marriage. Married couples enjoy…

Last week, the IRS announced it will recognize same sex marriages for all federal tax purposes, regardless of where the couple lives (or dies). In other words, if a gay or lesbian couple is legally married and move to or returns to a state that does not recognize same sex marriage, they will still be…

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