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Estate Planning Basics for Gay Couples

What are the estate planning basics that all gay couples need to know? This article will give you the information you need to take those first steps toward protecting your family. Some of the most common errors that gay couples make regarding estate planning basics can be corrected fairly easily. Before we discuss these, it [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Estate Planning, nontraditional families|0 Comments

Tips For Estate Planning – The Best Information Few People Know

Tips for estate planning can come from many people and places. The most important thing that you probably won’t hear is that you may have already done a substantial amount of estate planning without even knowing it. The best tips for estate planning that I can offer involve a little basic education first. Most people, [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Estate Planning, nontraditional families|0 Comments

Surrogacy in New York – The State of the State

Many LGBT individuals and couples are turning to surrogacy to have their families. Surrogacy in New York is complicated and evolving, but there is hope on the horizon. Surrogacy is defined and the act of a woman, altruistic in nature, of gestating and giving birth to a child with the intention of giving that child to the [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|nontraditional families, surrogacy|0 Comments

Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

Careful estate planning for same sex couples is essential to the security of the family.  While every family is different, every estate plan must reflect those differences, there are seven documents that are critical to creating a foundation upon which you may rely to protect those you love. These important documents are: Last Will and [...]

By |May 28th, 2016|Estate Planning, nontraditional families|0 Comments

Adoption For Gay Couples is Still the Best Answer – The Message of Matter of Kelly S. v. Farah M.

  Does this case render adoption for gay couples as unnecessary or is it simply an affirmation of another state’s more progressive parentage laws? I reported this week about a case out of the Second Department Appellate Division in New York affirming a Suffolk County Family Court decision granting visitation to a non-biological lesbian mother. [...]