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Making It Legal

A Guide to Same-sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions
Hertz, Frederick (Book - 2014)
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Hertz, Frederick
Title: Making it legal
a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Nolo,, 2014
Edition: 3rd Edition reprinted
Characteristics: 279 pages ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: attorney Frederick C. Hertzwit with attorney Emily Doskow
Contents: A brief history of the same-sex marriage movement
Same-sex marriage around the world and at home
What it means to be A brief history of the same-sex marriage movement
Same-sex marriage around the world and at home
What it means to be married : the rules of marriage and divorce
The real-life consequences of legal discrimination
Marriage material
Ten steps to a decision
To prenup or not to prenup
Avoiding the ugly gay divorce
Estate planning for same-sex couples
Legal change in action : how change happens and what to expect
Appendixes. A. Relationship recognition chart
B. Resources
C. The marriage license test
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Doskow, Emily
ISBN: 1413319831
9781413319835
Branch Call Number: 346.730168 H576m 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246) and index
Subject Headings: Estate planning United States Divorce Law and legislation United States Gay rights United States Gay couples Legal status, laws, etc. United States Civil unions Law and legislation United States Same-sex marriage Law and legislation United States
Topical Term: Estate planning
Divorce
Gay rights
Gay couples
Civil unions
Same-sex marriage
LCCN: 2013036343
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A comprehensive guide for same sex couples on legal relationship issues, with special information on individual state laws.


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