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Legal Affairs: Essential Advice for Same-Sex Couples Frederick Hertz

Legal Affairs: Essential Advice for Same-Sex Couples

Frederick Hertz

Published June 15th 1998
ISBN : 9780805052244
Paperback
336 pages
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A groundbreaking book for gay and lesbian couples.In this country, same-sex marriages have yet to become legalized even though increasing numbers of lesbian and gay couples are forming and maintaining long-term relationships. In a friendly andMoreA groundbreaking book for gay and lesbian couples.In this country, same-sex marriages have yet to become legalized even though increasing numbers of lesbian and gay couples are forming and maintaining long-term relationships. In a friendly and informal tone, Legal Affairs presents critical concerns facing individuals whose partnership is not protected by the laws of marriage. It covers the social, legal, psychological, and financial aspects of forming or dissolving same-sex partnerships as it encourages couples to design for themselves a balanced and equitable union that will survive the good and bad times.A unique blend of practical advice, wise counsel, and social history, it features a comprehensive discussion of a variety of legal and financial arrangements that lead to securing and legally binding a relationship. It reviews the commitment process- the details of making written agreements- and taxation and the extended family. It also offers concrete advice concerning the ending of a union that may involve children, real estate, and personal property. Sensitively recognizing the personal and political dynamics involved in same-sex partnerships, this wonderfully comprehensive guide is sure to become a must-have for gays and lesbians.