Making it legal : a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions / attorney Frederick C. Hertz with attorney Emily Doskow.
by
 
Hertz, Frederick author

Title
Making it legal : a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions / attorney Frederick C. Hertz with attorney Emily Doskow.

Personal Author
Hertz, Frederick author

Edition
3rd Edition [reprinted].

Publication
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2014.

Publication Date
2014

ISBN
9781413319835

Bibliography Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246) and index.

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.

Abstract
" 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.
 
"With the only comprehensive guide to same-sex relationship laws in the U.S., Making It Legal discusses the important factors involved in the personal decision to marry, along with the issues that every married couple may face: What are the special needs of same-sex couples with kids? What happens when you want to file your taxes? When is a will or a living trust needed? "-- Provided by publisher.

Content Type
text

Carrier Type
volume

Added Author
Doskow, Emily

Language
Undetermined

Subject
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.


LibraryCall NumberFormatStatus
HCC-Vicksburg LibraryKF539 .H475 2014BookCirculating Collection