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Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise (USED)

Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise (USED)
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A comprehensive guide to marriage--perks, consequences, and everything in between--aimed at the LGBTQ+ community, from a leading gay rights lawyer.

Not long ago, same-sex couples had to jump through endless hoops to make their relationships even close to legal. Happily, those days are over. 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 jump into it without fully considering the consequences.

In Before I Do, leading gay rights attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz spells out the range of practical considerations any couple should address before tying the knot. She explains the rights married couples have--and those they do not. With cameos from some of the most prominent LGBTQ+ professionals, Schwartz explores all of the implications of marriage from name changes and getting a license to taxes, insurance, Social Security, and much more.

Chapters on estate planning, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and organizing finances make Before I Do a crucial handbook for anyone considering marriage--because, as Schwartz explains, just because you can get married does not mean you should.

"During my thirty years of covering the gay beat for the Miami Herald, never did I imagine the need for a marriage guide for LGBT couples. Yet today nothing is more urgent. Before I Do guides all couples, gay and otherwise, about the responsibilities of marriage. Ignore it at your peril." --Steve Rothaus, The Miami Herald

ISBN/SKU: 
9781620971543
Publication Date: 
2016-10-04
Publisher: 
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