Is Adoption the Option for Same-Sex Couples?

As expressed in my earlier blog, because of DOMA, the issue of child custody, visitation and parental rights are sensitive topics and same-sex couples need to understand the legal ramifications when choosing whether to legally adopt a partner’s biological children.

Before the legalization or recognition of same-sex marriage, a non-biological person in a same-sex relationship […]

Dissolving VT Civil Union in a NY Court

Until recently NY Courts had not determined the issue of terminating out-of-state civil unions.

Beginning in 2000, same-sex couples could go to Vermont to get civil unions without fulfilling any residency requirement, and many did so. The problem came in terminating those civil unions. Vermont, in common with almost every other state, has a […]

How the DOMA discriminates against Same-Sex Marriage

By now, unless you have been living under a rock, everyone knows that in the State of New York, same-sex couples may now marry. However, just because same-sex couples have the same right to marry as opposite-sex couples, this does not mean that they have all of the same rights as opposite-sex couples.

Since the […]