Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions

Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions

by Frederick Hertz, Emily Doskow
     
 

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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 more than a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. More than 100,000 same-sex couples have married. Making It Legal is the only… See more details below

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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 more than a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. More than 100,000 same-sex couples have married. Making It Legal is the only book that offers a comprehensive review of all the issues that influence the decision to marry and breaks down the complex and ever-changing rules of same-sex relationship laws. This book provides guidance on important issues that same-sex married couples 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. Since the first edition was published, numerous changes have taken place across the country. Some states have legalized same-sex marriage, and others have passed laws stating that they will acknowledge same-sex marriages from other states. This edition is updated to account for these changes in state laws and projects additional changes likely to happen in the future.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Indispensable and informative.”  Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California

“Hertz and Doskow offer the sensible fruits of their decades of experience so you can sort through your options and make a plan.” Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel and Director, National Marriage Project, LAMBDA Legal

“For gay couples and their professional helpers this is a necessary guide through the confusing patchwork of laws that apply to gay relationships, partnerships, unions and marriages.” Don Clark, PHD, Author of Loving Someone Gay

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413319842
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
01/10/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
297
File size:
3 MB

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