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Before I Do : A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise (Paperback) (Elizabeth F. Schwartz)
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Not long ago, same-sex couples had to jump through endless hoops to make their relationships even close to legal. Creating contracts and using creative estate-planning tools, lawyers legitimized same-sex relationships to the degree that they could. Happily, those days are over. Same-sex couples no longer have to operate as outlaws—they too can have in-laws!But here’s the rub: many gay and lesbian couples, accustomed to living off-grid, are so thrilled to have the benefits of marriage that they gleefully jump into marriage without fully understanding the consequences. In her first book,Before I Do, leading gay rights attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz spells out the range of practical considerations couples should address before tying the knot. With cameos from some of the most prominent LGBT family law professionals, Schwartz explains all of the implications of marriage from name changes and getting a license to taxes, insurance, social security, and much more. Substantial chapters on estate planning, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and organizing finances makeBefore I Do relevant for all couples, young and older. Before I Do is a crucial handbook for anyone considering marriage—because, as Schwartz explains, just because you can get married does not mean you should.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Family Law / Marriage
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Elizabeth F. Schwartz
Street Date: October 4, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-4443
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