A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

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Nolo Press
Laws affecting LGBT couples are changing rapidly, and while it's an exciting time for all gay and lesbian partners, keeping up with the myriad ways the shifting legal landscape touches your family life can be daunting. Now more than ever, it's important that you take the proper legal steps to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law. If you don't, you run the risk of being shut out of each other's lives and the lives of children you co parent in times of medical, financial or personal crisis.

Fortunately, this practical guide is updated with the latest legal information and legislation that will help you and your same sex partner protect and exercise your rights, and make sound decisions as a couple.

A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples covers:
  • making practical decisions about living together
  • planning for medical emergencies making medical decisions for one another and taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated
  • domestic partner benefits and how to obtain them
  • buying property together
  • providing for each other upon death
  • practical and legal aspects of having and raising children
  • marriage laws for all 50 states
The updated edition provides the latest information on same sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Plus, create essential legal documents using the step by step instructions included.

Baker & Taylor
Provides legal information to help same-sex couples exercise their rights and make sound decisions together.

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Aimed at gay and lesbian couples, this guide outlines the financial, practical, and legal aspects of their relationships. It covers the basics of marriage and domestic partnerships, benefits, and other aspects; the laws and procedures of each state offering marriage and marriage-equivalent relationships; money, insurance, name changes, and immigration issues; renting a home; having children; medical and financial matters; estate planning; contracts for living together; buying a home; issues at the end of a relationship; and finding legal help. Sample forms are included, and issues specific to transgender individuals are addressed. This edition has updated forms on the companion website, as well as updated information on same-sex marriage. Hertz is an attorney, mediator, and author specializing in the formation and dissolution of nonmarital partnerships, and Doskow is an editor, author, and attorney/mediator specializing in family law. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Laws affecting LGBT couples are changing rapidly, and while it's an exciting time for all gay and lesbian partners, keeping up with the myriad ways the shifting legal landscape touches your family life can be daunting. Now more than ever, it's important that you take the proper legal steps to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law. If you don't, you run the risk of being shut out of each other's lives -- and the lives of children you co-parent -- in times of medical, financial or personal crisis.

Fortunately, this practical guide is updated with the latest legal information and legislation that will help you and your same-sex partner protect and exercise your rights, and make sound decisions as a couple.

A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples covers:

. making practical decisions about living together
. planning for medical emergencies -- making medical decisions for one another and taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated
. domestic partner benefits and how to obtain them
. buying property together
. providing for each other upon death
. practical and legal aspects of having and raising children
. marriage laws for all 50 states

The updated edition provides the latest information on same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Plus, create essential legal documents using the step-by-step instructions included.

All forms are now downladable at nolo.com.


Baker
& Taylor

Provides legal information to help same-sex couples exercise their rights and make sound decisions together. Original.

Publisher: [Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2014
[Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2014
Edition: 17th edition
ISBN: 9781413320213
141332021X
9781413320206
1413320201
Branch Call Number: 346.73 HER 2014
Characteristics: 441 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Doskow, Emily - Author

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