As most everyone knows, last year the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s prohibition of marriage for same sex couples in United States v. Windsor. That decision brings a host of federal benefits for married same sex couples. One such benefit is a married same sex couple can now file a joint bankruptcy petition just like any other married couple. The cost savings can be significant. Previously, if a same sex couple was forced to file separately, each person would have to pay at a minimum a separate filing fee and probably a separate attorney’s fee as two separate cases would be filed. Additional efficiencies in terms of time and case administration can also be had.