Original Program Date: November 1, 2011
Credits: 1.5 Professional Practice
Opening Remarks by:
Honorable Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial parts Kings County
Alison Arden Besunder, Law Offices of Alison Arden Besunder P.C., Principal.
Alyssa Ann Rower, Associate, Matrimonial Law, Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
The BBA’s Family Law Section, RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director
New York legalized same-sex marriage on June 24, 2011, but many legal pitfalls still remain for the unwary because of the conflict
between New York’s law and the federal Defense of Marriage Act which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This
CLE will discuss both the state and federal law and how the practitioner can counsel same-sex couples on their rights and
obligations under state and federal law in the areas of estates planning and matrimonial law.
For more information contact:
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209