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!
Guardianship for Children – Priceless Peace of Mind
Creating a guardianship for Children may be the most important reason for creating an estate plan. With a thoughtfully chosen […]Read More ›
The Anthony Kennedy Retirement - a Death Knell for LGBT Rights in the Court?
The Anthony Kennedy retirement was a shock to many, as was his pro-LGBT legacy. Whether the Kennedy legacy will live […]Read More ›
The Masterpiece Cake Shop Decision – A Narrowly Decided Cautionary Tale
The Masterpiece Cake Shop Decision demonstrated the Supreme Court of the United States threading the religious needle. In Masterpiece […]Read More ›
New Supreme Court Term Potentially Momentous for LGBT Rights
The Supreme Court begins its October 2018 Term, which runs through June 2019, on October 1. During the week of […]Read More ›
Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby?
When patients come to Dr. Molly Quinn for infertility treatments like IVF, they usually aren’t too interested in hearing about […]Read More ›
How Companies Make It Harder for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Employees to Achieve Work-Life Balance
Companies have been paying closer attention to work-family conflict and work-life balance over the last several decades. In many successful organizations, […]Read More ›
Tom Daley on becoming a dad and why UK surrogacy laws need to change
Tom Daley is sitting on a sofa in a central London hotel suite with his husband, Dustin Lance Black, while […]Read More ›
Men Having Babies - The Journey Starts Here
For the last 6 years I have been the Chairman of the Board of Men Having Babies, a nonprofit organization […]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 ›
In The News
Judge again rules in favor of intersex passport applicant
A federal judge has once again ruled in favor of an intersex person who was denied a passport because they […]Read More ›
The Queen's Cousin Makes History with First Same-Sex Royal Wedding
The intimate ceremony quietly took place over the weekend. Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten made history over the […]Read More ›
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