Making It Legal

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

Author: Frederick Hertz,Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325092

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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It is the most up to date and complete guide to the past, present, and future of same-sex relationships that exists.
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A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples

Author: Frederick Hertz,Lina Guillen

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413327656

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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Protect yourself and your loved one with sound legal planning Gay and lesbian couples have gained a lot of legal ground in recent years, including the right to marry. Although same-sex marriage is legal, it’s important to stay up to speed on the laws governing parentage, adoption, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, which vary from state to state. And if you choose to remain unmarried, it’s essential that you protect your rights and define your relationship in the eyes of the law—A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples can help. This plain-English guide shows you how to: have and raise children through adoption, donors, surrogacy, or foster parenting jointly buy a house or other property make decisions about living together, marrying, or registering make a will or living trust make medical decisions for each other, and deal with the end of a relationship. The 20th edition is completely revised to provide the latest on same-sex relationships and parentage laws. With Downloadable Forms: includes access to 35 essential legal forms, including a sample parenting agreement, a will, and more.(details inside).
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Make Your Own Living Trust

Author: Denis Clifford

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413326021

Category: Law

Page: 352

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This book provides a through discussion of how to prepare your own living trust, including forms and instructions. As many people know, it is highly desirable to avoid probate of your property, which is what a living trust accomplishes. The book gives you detailed, precise explanations of how to prepare a living trust using a form from the book and how to transfer property into the trust. Subjects covered include: what a living trust is and how it works probate and why you want to avoid it choosing your beneficiaries choosing the trustees and successor trustee of your trust leaving property to minor children a living trust as part of your estate plan
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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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Living Together

A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

Author: Ralph Warner,Toni Ihara,Frederick Hertz

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413318312

Category: Law

Page: 360

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"Living Together explains: - the legality of living together - having and raising children - the many types of ownership agreements"--
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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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Sharing Solution, The

How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community

Author: Janelle Orsi,Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413310214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Presents legal and practical methods to sharing resources, including automobiles, housing, and caregiving, and describes how sharing programs benefit the economy, community, and the environment.
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Making It Legal

Author: Frederick Hertz Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315658

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 297

View: 1955

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The ultimate guide to the past, present, and future of same-sex relationship laws in the U.S. Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. More than 85,000 same-sex couples have entered a legal relationship since 1997. Making It Legal is the only book that offers a comprehensive review of all the issues that influence the decision to marry, breaks down the complex and ever-changing rules of same-sex relationship laws, and provides practical guidance on one of the most important decisions a couple can make. Following a brief history of the same-sex marriage movement and a survey of the current legal landscape, Making It Legal discusses the important factors involved in the personal decision to marry along with the issues that every married couple may face: Is a pre-nup advisable? What does it involve? What happens when you want to file your taxes? When is a will or a living trust needed? What are the special needs of same-sex couples with kids? When should you turn to professionals for help during disagreements? How do you work with step-parents, past partners, and the blended family? Nationally-recognized same-sex relationship law expert Attorney Frederick Hertz and Attorney Emily Doskow have written the ultimate guide to the ultimate decision -- whether to enter into a marriage or other legal relationship with your same-sex partner.
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Family Problems

Stress, Risk, and Resilience

Author: Joyce A. Arditti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118352696

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience presents an interdisciplinary collection of original essays that push the boundaries of family science to reflect the increasingly diverse complexity of family concerns in the modern world. Represents the most up-to-date family problem research while addressing such contemporary issues as parental incarceration, same sex marriage, health care disparities, and welfare reform Features brief chapter introductions that provide context and direction to guide the student to the heart of what’s important in the piece that follows Includes critical thinking questions to enhance the utility of the book for classroom use Responds to family problem issues through the lens of a social justice perspective
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The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

Author: Tess Ayers,Paul Brown

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191518

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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This updated edition to the classic planner is “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist
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