Adoption, Surrogacy, Estate Planning & More
TimeForFamilies.com is a labor of love. I have had the pleasure of serving the legal needs of the LGBT community for fifteen years, currently as Head of the Family and Estates division and senior associate at the law firm of Chianese & Reilly Law, PC. My goal with this site is to provide lesbian and gay couples and individuals with the vital information necessary to make informed choices in the process of creating and protecting their own families.
Adoption, second or step parent adoption, surrogacy, artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization… Each path to parenthood has specific considerations, obstacles and rewards. As you read through the personal stories on TimeForFamilies.com, I hope that you find the answers that you are looking for!
Estate Planning for Dummies – The Important Steps You May Have Already Taken
Estate Planning for Dummies explains the most basic estate planning tools, many of which you may have already implemented without […]Read More ›
Reaching Across the Uterus
Politics pops up in the oddest places. And like a song that gets stuck in your head, it refuses to […]Read More ›
Marital Trust Planning – Making the Most of Your Money
Marital Trust planning is essential for those couples who are concerned about protecting surviving family members, especially children, and avoiding […]Read More ›
In the Age of Celebrity Surrogate Families, What Exactly Is Surrogacy?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye are reportedly expecting their third child via surrogate — many other celebs have done so too. […]Read More ›
Edie Windsor, Equality’s Champion, Dies at 88
Edie Windsor, a tireless advocate for LGBTQ rights who became a worldwide icon at age 84 when her lawsuit against […]Read More ›
Lesbian couples can now have children who are a part of each of them
Over the years I’ve had many lesbians tell me they want children but don’t see themselves being pregnant. It’s not […]Read More ›
The Worst (and Best) Places To Be Gay in America - Opinion
If the Trump administration won’t protect gay people, we’re at the mercy of our ZIP codes. All my life I’ve […]Read More ›
Best Interests of the Child - Evolving Family Law
Best Interests of the Child – In this next installment of the Columbia Teachers College series on professionals working within […]Read More ›
Working with LGBT couples and families - Nicholas has two dads
This series of videos tell my and my husband’s story of how we came to the decision to be parents […]Read More ›
Working with non profits and how it changed my life - The Wedding Party and Men Having Babies
Columbia Teachers College has created a series of videos for students who want to work with the LGBT community. I […]Read More ›
In The News
UK High Court awarded woman damages for surrogacy following missed cervical cancer diagnosis
In a legal first, the UK High Court has awarded costs of £74,000 to a woman for surrogacy following a […]Read More ›
Utah couple heads to state Supreme Court over law that prevents married gay men from having biological children through surrogacy
Jon and Noel started talking about having a family not long after they married in 2013. An author and a […]Read More ›
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