A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples

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Nolo Press, 1989 - Law - 360 pages
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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. The updated 14th edition now includes a new chapter discussing the laws of states that offer an equivalent to marriage, plus information on ending such relationships.

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A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples

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Medical care issues receive substantial attention in this new edition--powers of attorney, visitation, insurance, burial, property, and finances, with detailed sample documents included. Other revised ... Read full review

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This is my first dive into gay/lesbian law and procedure, so I can not make a very educated comparison to other books out there. However, I found this very helpful and informative. I live in KS, so ... Read full review


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Denis Clifford, a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review, is a lawyer who specializes in estate planning. He is the author of many Nolo titles including Quick and Legal Will Book, Nolo's Simple Will Book and Make Your Own Living Trust and co-author of Plan Your Estate and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He has been interviewed by such major media as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Money Magazine.

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