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Hotline for same-sex couples seeking info

A sign on a motorcycle during the New

A sign on a motorcycle during the New York City gay pride march. The state legislature voted June 24 to legalize same-sex marriage. It is the sixth state to do so. (June 26, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

A Melville law firm will sponsor a telephone hotline next week for same-sex couples to provide information about financial and legal rights under New York’s Marriage Equality Act.

Attorneys from Genser Dubow Genser and Cona will be available to answer questions regarding same-sex marital rights Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hotline phone number is 631-390-5000.

“Not only do same-sex couples need to know about tax issues, but they also need to know their rights regarding inheritance, Social Security benefits, divorce, Medicaid rules, life insurance, real estate, and many other matters,” said Paul Hyl, senior associate at the firm.

The firm is also offering a free tip sheet explaining many of the rights for same-sex couples who choose to marry.


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