A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

Author: Denis Clifford,Frederick Hertz,Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413306292

Category: Law

Page: 330

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Thoroughly revised and updated, a valuable resource for gay and lesbian couples explains how to obtain domestic-partner benefits, plan for medical emergencies, purchase property together, inheritance rights, and the practical and legal aspects of having and raising children, along with a new section on the laws of states offering an equivalent to marriage. Original.
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A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

Author: Frederick Hertz,Emily Doskow

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9781413316810

Category: Law

Page: 431

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"Provides legal information to help same-sex couples exercise their rights and make sound decisions together"--Provided by publisher.
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Making It Legal

A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions

Author: Frederick Hertz,Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325106

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Although same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, there is no federal recognition for domestic partners or civil union registrants, and many couples have messy and unresolved agreements and/or registrations that need to be cleaned up. Couples also need to consider whether they want to extend marital rights (and duties) retroactive to when they first starting living together as a couple, and those with children may need to resolve issues of legal parentage. All of these issues will be addressed in the new edition of Making It Legal, which provides a brief history of the same-sex marriage movement, an overview of emerging trends, and a discussion of the factors involved in the personal decision to marry, including: whether a pre-nup agreement is advisable what it involves whether you will be responsible for your partner's debts if you're married how to evaluate the effect of taxes on shared lives when to turn to professionals for help during disagreements when a will or living trust might be needed, and more!
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Living Together

A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

Author: Frederick Hertz,Lina Guillen

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323804

Category: Law

Page: 376

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Find answers you need br> Living together out of wedlock can mean anything, especially in court—unlike married couples, Unmarried couples living together should take certain precautions, whether you've lived together for years on end, or are simply considering the idea. For over 35 years, Living Together has been helping unmarried couples of all ages deal with the big legal and practical issues involved with living together: buying or renting a house; sharing checking accounts, credit cards, and property (or keeping everything separate); having and raising children; writing wills and estate plans; getting authorization to make medical decisions for an ill or injured partner; and breaking up. This book is completely updated for 2017, with the latest laws affecting unmarried couples in a wide variety of areas—family law, debt and credit, real estate, taxes, medical care, insurance, estate planning, and more. Includes dozens of sample forms and contracts, such as an Agreement to Keep Property Separate.
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Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients

Assessment and Treatment

Author: Sandra C. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512694

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.
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Manager's Legal Handbook, The

Author: Amy DelPo,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.
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