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Making It Legal

A Guide to Same-sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions
Hertz, Frederick (Book - 2014)
Making It Legal
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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: 9781413319835
1413319831
Branch Call Number: 346.730168 H576m 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246) and index
Subject Headings: Same-sex marriage Law and legislation United States Civil unions Law and legislation United States Gay couples Legal status, laws, etc. United States Gay rights United States Divorce Law and legislation United States Estate planning United States
Topical Term: Same-sex marriage
Civil unions
Gay couples
Gay rights
Divorce
Estate planning
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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