Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2012 - Law - 384 pages
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Grasp the latest legal information for gay and lesbian couples

Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples.

Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance lesbian and gay couples need—from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated, leaving property to each other, having and raising children, and much more.

  • Discusses power of attorney, health directives, and real estate and personal property ownership
  • Covers considerations for bank accounts, investments, and estate planning
  • The book's accompanying CD-ROM includes dozens of helpful tools, forms, and letters
  • Brings you up to speed on the latest in civil unions, workplace rights, rental agreements and leases, and much more

The information contained in Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is invaluable for anyone in a same-sex relationship who needs to grasp the laws and regulations that apply to their unique situation

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.


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Being Aware of SameSex
Identifying How the Law Affects
Protecting Your Loved Ones
Everyday Law and Your Family
Determining Whether Its Time
What to do with your
Getting the Lowdown on
Dealing with the Personal
Handling Wrongful Death Suits
Suing for Injury to Your
Handling Other Relevant Issues
Uniform Code
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Considering the pros
A Quick Lowdown on Joining
Planning out
Seeing DOMAs Effects
Making decisions
Breaking Up Is Hard to
Planning for a Breakup While
to tell your story
Lobbying for Equality
The Part of Tens
Coming Out to Your Family
Talk to Your Partners Relatives
Antigay Measures Validate
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About the author (2012)

Carrie Stone, along with her life partner, co-owns and operates Rainbow Law, an online legal information and document preparation resource for the LGBT community.

John G. Culhane is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Health Law Institute at Widener University School of Law.

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