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Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Subject: Legal at last--supposedly and hopefully
Date Posted: 3/18/2008 10:12 PM ET
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Hi everyone.  Well we went to a lawyer this afternoon and shelled out $1000 to make sure our mutual rights are as protected as they can be in Indiana.  This was mostly inspired by my partner's upcoming breast cancer surgery. 

But the final touch was the posting about the couple in Florida.  We found a great lawyer, I think, and we signed and signed and signed this afternoon.  Even a straight (pardon the pun) will doesn't do it here.  In Indiana, only $100 (that's one hundred dollars) can be inherited without paying a hefty inheritance tax unless you are a spouse (yes, the straight kind) or a child.  The lawyer worked around it beautifully but who besides an attorney would know that?!? 

I told my neighbor that I guessed we had now done our part to "protect the sanctity of marriage"; she said she appreciates it.  ;-)

Thanks for being here.


L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 4:59 AM ET
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Congrats! :)

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:34 AM ET
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Well, I'm glad she finally made an "honest woman" of you.  ;)


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Date Posted: 3/19/2008 1:48 PM ET
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Awesome!  Greta and I did this as soon as we got "married". 

We went through www.rainbowlaw.com and it was under $400.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 3:18 PM ET
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I bet that's a huge weight lifed from your shoulders.  congrats.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 3:28 PM ET
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Now you can both be safe and know no matter what the other will be ok. Peace of Mind is worth a  MIllion $$$

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 4:28 PM ET
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So happy to hear your good news.  Will be sending good thoughts for a good outcome and fast recovery from the surgery too.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 7:16 PM ET
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Great move!  I'll keep your DP in my prayers.  Please give us an update when you can.

Subject: legal at last
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 3:41 AM ET
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Congratulations on being legal.!!!!!! May the surgery be very successful and you both live to bea  a 100.!!!!!!

love K.C.C.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 11:03 AM ET
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Thanks to everyone!!  I love this forum!  I know you'll all be thinking of us on Wednesday and that means a lot!  And KC , I'm not sure about 100 but I'm countin' on 90!!



Date Posted: 3/20/2008 10:08 PM ET
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Good for you!!  Keeping you in our thoughts here in Michigan.

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 10:26 AM ET
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Congrats! I'm sure it's a relief to have all that taken care of.