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!
LGBT Family Planning – The ABCs of Family Creation and Protection
LGBT Family Planning involves conscious decision making and careful preparation to ensure that your family is protected under existing laws, […]Read More ›
Is there a Marital Presumption for Male Couples in New York?
Is there marital presumption for male couples in New York? Recent case law suggests that we are heading in that […]Read More ›
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 ›
Justice for All Means LGBT Families Too, Says Attorney Anthony Brown
Ask Anthony Brown, and he will tell you that in many ways, he’s had a maverick life. As an actor, […]Read More ›
Why a patchwork of laws makes surrogacy more challenging in Atlantic Canada
On a wall in Terri Taylor’s home, opposite the window that looks onto the quiet Fredericton cul-de-sac on which generations […]Read More ›
Let's set the record straight: There's nothing wrong with surrogacy
This past December, Arizona Congressman Trent Franks resigned from office after asking two aides to be pregnant through surrogacy for […]Read More ›
Gay Couples Are As Happy, If Not Happier, Than Straight Couples, Study Finds
According to a new study released last week, gay and lesbian couples are as happy as, if not happier than, […]Read More ›
GPAP (Gay Parenting Assistance Program) Making Gay Parenthood a Wider Reality
For many prospective gay fathers, the path to parenthood through gestational surrogacy can often feel hopeless, financially infeasible and incredibly […]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 ›
In The News
These Are the Worst Anti-LGBT Bills Planned for 2018
From state-level bans on municipalities passing LGBT protections to bills that allow for anti-LGBT discrimination in child services, this homophobia […]Read More ›
European court advisor: Same-sex couples entitled to residency rights
A legal advisor to the European Union’s highest court on Thursday said gay couples should receive the same residency rights […]Read More ›
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