If you’re part of a same-sex couple, you cheered when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. The country’s highest judicial body finally sanctioned your relationship by allowing you all the federal benefits afforded to opposite-sex couples.
Don’t celebrate yet. The full list of marriage perks go to you only if you are married and live in a state that recognizes gay marriage. If you’re in a state that bans such unions, you may not get anything, even if you were married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage. Government bodies and the courts still have to sort those conditions out.
Delaware legalized same-sex marriage on July 1st of this year. If you move to the state, you experience the full benefits given to all married couples. This includes the right to buy Lewes real estate without additional legal paperwork and the ability to inherit the property fully without paying inheritance taxes if one of you dies.
Let’s not forget the relatively mild climate year-round, beaches in Rehoboth and Bethany and favorable tax laws. There’s no sales tax on most items, low real estate property taxes, no personal property taxes, and no state taxes on Social Security benefits. The state is also within easy access to all the urban delights of New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Why don’t you contact us for more information on the advantages of moving to Delaware. We’ll help you find your perfect home.