Estate planning for New Jersey's more than 22,0001 same-sex couples has undergone several seismic changes for the better since 2004. First, the state legislature passed the Domestic Partnership Act of 2004, providing them with limited recognition. In early 2006, registered domestic partners were granted intestacy and other inheritance rights, placing such couples on a nearly equal basis to married couples. Then, the Garden State made national headlines when on Oct. 25, 2006, the state ...

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