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Making it Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions

  • Edition : 5th ed., 2018
  • Author(s) : Hertz, Doskow
    • ISBN: 9781413325096
    • SKU: 92047
    • Condition: New
    • Format: Paperback


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Although same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, there is no federal recognition for domestic partners or civil union registrants, and many couples have messy and unresolved agreements and/or registrations that need to be cleaned up. Couples also need to consider whether they want to extend marital rights (and duties) retroactive to when they first starting living together as a couple, and those with children may need to resolve issues of legal parentage. 

All of these issues will be addressed in the new edition of Making It Legal, which provides a brief history of the same-sex marriage movement, an overview of emerging trends, and a discussion of the factors involved in the personal decision to marry, including: 

  • whether a pre-nup agreement is advisable what it involves
  • whether you will be responsible for your partner's debts if you're married
  • how to evaluate the effect of taxes on shared lives
  • when to turn to professionals for help during disagreements
  • when a will or living trust might be needed, and
  • more!