Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies

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Wiley, Oct 25, 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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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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