A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

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Nolo Press
Protect your rights -- protect your relationship!

Now more than ever, it's important that you take the proper legal steps to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law. If you don't, you run the risk of being shut out of each other's lives -- and the lives of children you co-parent -- in times of medical, financial or personal crisis.

The 15th edition is updated with a discussion of the laws of each state offering either marriage or marriage-equivalent status, covers all the new state laws in recent months, and discusses the pros and cons of entering into a marriage or like relationship. It also includes a CD-ROM that helps living-together contracts, powers of attorney, wills and more.

Baker & Taylor
Covers the specific legal needs of gay and lesbian couples, including living together, contracts, buying property, wills, estate planning, and children.

Book News
This plain-English guide shows lesbian and gay couples how to obtain domestic partner benefits, how to secure the right to make medical and financial decisions for each other in an emergency, and how to leave property to each other in wills. It also explains the practical and legal aspects of having and raising children through adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy, or foster parenting. The CD-ROM contains sample agreement forms in rich text format. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
America's estimated 20 million lesbians and gay men need to take specific legal steps to define and protect their relationships in the eyes of the law. This practical guide shows them how to: obtain domestic partner benefits; plan for medical emergencies; buy property together; provide for each other at death; understand the practical and legal aspects of having and raising children. The guide includes living together contracts, sample wills and a durable power of attorney.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2010.
Edition: 15th ed.
ISBN: 9781413310917
Characteristics: 333 p. : forms ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Doskow, Emily
Hertz, Frederick


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