Title

Changing Times.

Authors

Lori Valigra

Source

Mainebiz

Date

9-30-2013

Pages

24-26.

Abstract

"Focus: Wealth Management" piece on the importance of financial planning for same-sex couples in the wake of recent changes at the state and federal level. For many recently married same-sex couples, merged bank accounts, joint filing of tax returns, and durable power of attorney are new considerations. A recent Pew Research Study indicates that LGBT Americans are less confident in financial planning than the general population, a situation that presents opportunities for wealth managers. Seacoast Law, Westbrook, is one firm that offers estate planning and other services to gay couples.

Subjects

Wealth management, Gay couples

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