First Came Loving, Then Came [Same-Sex] Marriage: Estate Planning and the Evolving Concept of Marriage in Virginia (from Annual Trusts and Estates 2015) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $70 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 10/8/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the October 2015 live seminar, 34th Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar.

Cosponsored with the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar

Examine how and why the Supreme Court in Windsor and Obergefell found marriage to be constitutionally protected, and how the rulings affect current estate plans of same-sex couples. This session will identify some of the issues now facing spouses in same-sex marriages.





John T. Midgett,
Midgett & Preti PC / Virginia Beach

John T. Midgett is a Principal in the Law Firm of Midgett & Preti PC. His practice is concentrated in the related areas of estate planning, administration and taxation, estate and fiduciary litigation, and family business planning.

Mr. Midgett is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Distinction in 1975. He is a 1978 graduate of the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Mr. Midgett is a former instructor for the estate planning and administration programs at Tidewater Community College and is dynamic speaker on topics relating to estate planning, taxation, probate, elder law, and family businesses. He has also written and lectured to other attorneys, accountants, and trust officers in the related areas of estate planning, taxation and administration for the continuing education required in the various professions.

In addition to his practice and speaking schedule, Mr. Midgett is actively involved in the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Duke University Estate Planning Council, and served as Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar in 2008-2009. He is also a Past President of the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council, the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, and the Tidewater Chapter of the International Association of Financial Planners (now known as the Financial Planning Association). In May, 2006 he was elected by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils as an Accredited Estate Planner®. Mr. Midgett has been rated as “AV” in the areas of estate planning and administration, the highest designation available to attorneys in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. He has been named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, and has been included in the 2006-2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Planning Counsel.

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