A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples by Denis Clifford Attorney, Frederick Hertz Attorney, Emily

By Denis Clifford Attorney, Frederick Hertz Attorney, Emily Doskow Attorney

Defend your rights -- safeguard your dating!

Now greater than ever, it will be important that you are taking the correct felony steps to outline and safeguard your courting within the eyes of the legislation. in case you do not, you run the chance of being close out of every other's lives -- and the lives of kids you co-parent -- in instances of scientific, monetary or own problem.

This functional, plain-English advisor indicates lesbian and homosexual easy methods to:

  • make useful judgements approximately residing jointly
  • obtain family associate merits
  • make clinical judgements for every different whilst wanted
  • take care of every other's funds whilst one associate is incapacitated
  • leave estate to one another
  • have and lift young children via adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy or foster parenting

    This version is up to date with a dialogue of the legislation of every country delivering both marriage or marriage-equivalent prestige, covers all of the new country legislation in fresh months, and discusses the professionals and cons of stepping into a wedding or like courting.

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    As domestic partnership registration and even marriage become more widely available, adoption—never a particularly desirable option— becomes even less attractive. You will likely face many barriers if you try to adopt your lover, including: • state laws barring adult adoptions—Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio all have such laws • state laws barring gays and lesbians from adopting at all—currently, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, and Utah have such laws • incest statutes that prohibit sexual relations between an adoptive parent and child, and • laws specifying a minimum age difference between the adoptive parent and child.

    This involves quite a bit of paperwork—but it doesn’t mean you have to go through a knock-down, drag-out divorce. The court will have to approve the termination of your partnership, but you and your partner can still agree on how you want to divide your property and debts, and deal with custody and visitation of your kids. Mediation is a great option for making these decisions together. There’s more about mediation, and about what to do when a relationship ends, in Chapter 10. If you registered in California and you live in another state when you break up, you can still terminate your domestic partnership in California if the courts in your new home state won’t recognize your partnership.

    In addition, both Washington State and Maryland have passed marriage equality laws that will take effect in late 2012 and early 2013, respectively, unless voter referendums interfere. While the specifics for each state are slightly different, the general requirements and procedures for marriage are fairly standard. Requirements for a Marriage License To get a marriage license in any marriage-equality state, you must be 18 or older, not married to anyone else, not related by blood to your intended spouse, and in a few remaining states, have taken a blood test showing that you do not have communicable syphilis.

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