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

ISBN-10: 1413316816

ISBN-13: 9781413316810

Shield your rights -- defend your dating!

Now greater than ever, it is necessary that you are taking the correct criminal steps to outline and defend your dating within the eyes of the legislations. for those who do not, you run the danger of being close out of every other's lives -- and the lives of youngsters you co-parent -- in instances of scientific, monetary or own challenge.

This sensible, plain-English consultant indicates lesbian and homosexual tips to:

  • make useful judgements approximately dwelling jointly
  • obtain family accomplice advantages
  • make scientific judgements for every different whilst wanted
  • take care of every other's funds while one associate is incapacitated
  • leave estate to one another
  • have and lift youngsters via adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy or foster parenting

    This variation is up-to-date with a dialogue of the legislation of every kingdom supplying both marriage or marriage-equivalent prestige, covers the entire new kingdom legislation in contemporary months, and discusses the professionals and cons of moving into a wedding or like courting.

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    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.

    Czech Republic. Same-sex partners can enter into civil partnerships that carry many of the rights of marriage. Denmark. Denmark was the first country, in 1989, to allow same-sex couples to form “registered partnerships,” giving them a status and benefits similar to marriage. The Danish law extends to Greenland, which is a territory of Denmark. Ecuador. Same-sex civil union partners have most of the same rights as heterosexual married couples and opposite-sex civil union partners, with the exception of adoption rights.

    Some of the agreements you might choose are included in Chapters 7 and 8. Others are beyond the scope of this book, including complex wills and trusts. Special Issues When One Partner Is Transgender For transgender folks, legal recognition of relationships can be a thorny issue. For example, if an opposite-sex couple marries, and one partner later transitions to the other sex, the partners are now of the same sex. Is their marriage still valid? Or, if a same-sex couple registers as domestic partners in California, where opposite-sex couples cannot register (unless one partner is 62 or older), and then one partner later transitions to the other sex, the partners are now an opposite-sex couple.

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