A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

Author: Hayden Curry,Denis Clifford,Robin Leonard

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9780873373364

Category: Gay couples

Page: 344

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America's estimated twenty million lesbians and gay men need to take specific legal steps to define and protect their relationships in the eyes of the law. If they don't, they run the risk of being left out of each other's lives in times of financial, medical or personal crisis. This practical guide shows lesbian and gay couples how to obtain domestic partner benefits, plan for medical emergencies, buy property together, provide for each other at death and understand the practical and legal aspects of having and raising children. Includes living together contracts, sample wills and durable powers of attorney.
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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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Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

Author: Hayden Curry,Denis Clifford,Frederick C Hertz

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9780873379984

Category: Law

Page: 355

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A thorough resource documenting the legal rights of gay and lesbian couples in the United States addresses such issues as same-sex marriage, adoption, domestic partnerships, housing, estate planning, medical power of attorney, buying a home, contracts, and legal referals. Original.
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Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples, A

Author: Denis Clifford

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413314309

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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Protect your rights -- protect your relationship! 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. This practical, plain-English guide shows lesbian and gay couples how to: make practical decisions about living together obtain domestic partner benefits make medical decisions for each other when needed take care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated leave property to each other have and raise children through adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy or foster parenting The 15th edition is updated with a discussion of the laws of each state offering either marriage or marriage-equivalent status, covers all the new state laws in recent months, and discusses the pros and cons of entering into a marriage or like relationship. It also includes a CD-ROM that helps living-together contracts, powers of attorney, wills and more.
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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

View: 9393

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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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