A list of Featured Articles.

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 […]

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Over The Rainbow

“I’m over the rainbow.” When a friend said this, I didn’t understand at first.  My traditional understanding of this phrase is […]

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Three Parent Family in NY Affirmed by Family Court

A three parent family in NY recently appeared in New York County Family Court.  The outcome shows movement toward acknowledgment […]

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Known Donor Family Law New York – Protecting Lesbian Mothers

Known Donor Family Law New York is changing.  Many lesbian couples look to known donor family law New York prior […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Reaching Across the Uterus

Politics pops up in the oddest places. And like a song that gets stuck in your head, it refuses to […]

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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 […]

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Second Parent Adoption Necessity: Securing Parentage in Uncertain Times

Second parent adoption necessity has become the primary topic of discussion for me both at work and in my private […]

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The LGBT Trump Disconnect

The LGBT Trump disconnect is real and attention must be paid to what appears to be the beginning of a […]

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Do I need a Will ? - Essential Estate Planning

Do I need a Will ? “I don’t own anything.”  “It’s too complicated.”  “I’m too young to think about a […]

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Conscious Surrogacy – Making the Best Decisions For Your Family

Is there such a thing as conscious surrogacy? Yes, and those considering surrogacy will be confronted with some serious ethical […]

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LGBT Family Rights in a Trump Presidency

Many are asking, “Will there be LGBT family rights in a Trump presidency?” While there certainly is cause for concern […]

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New York’s Changing Family Law

New York’s changing family law finally appears to be catching up to the realities of LGBT families, at least incrementally. […]

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Ethical Surrogacy – Making the Right Choices

Ethical surrogacy is, and must be, the goal of an intended parent (IP) who is looking to have a family […]

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Unmarried Estate Planning Information

While America has transformed in its understanding of marriage equality over the last five years, unmarried estate planning is still […]

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New York Family Law, Matter of Brooke S.B.

Late August 2016 marked a turning point for New York family law and how it defines parents, particularly lesbian parents. […]

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Finding a Surrogate Mother – And Your Future

Finding a surrogate mother is the first step for couples who want to have a biologically related family through surrogacy. […]

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Considering Known Sperm Donors

Lesbian couples are choosing known sperm donors in increasing numbers for a variety of very important reasons. Your choice now […]

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Right of Survivorship in Real Property

The right of survivorship in real property is perhaps one of the most important estate planning tools. For many people, […]

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Co-Parenting – One More Option For Creating Your Family

Co-Parenting is fast becoming an alternative to adoption, surrogacy and IVF for many in the LGBT community who want to […]

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New York Probate Process

The New York Probate Process controls the transfer of the assets of someone who dies in the state of New […]

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Living Wills and Health Care Proxies

Living Wills and Health Care Proxies, sometime know as Medical Powers of Attorney, are vital aspect of an individual’s, couple’s […]

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Family Estate Planning

Family estate planning addresses the greatest concern of most families with younger children: ensuring their stability and security if something […]

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Gay Family Values

In 2016 it seems almost archaic to write about gay family values, but the truth is that many in this […]

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Gay Parents Adoption – New Possibilities

Gay parents adoption used to be unheard of. While certain countries still struggle with the concept of our families being […]

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Estate Planning Trust – Does my family need one?

I get this question a lot, “Do I need an Estate planning trust?” The answer differs for every personal and […]

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Compassionate Surrogacy – Options For Your Family

Compassionate surrogacy, sometime referred to as altruistic surrogacy, is the process where a woman, the compassionate surrogate, carries a child […]

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Estate Planning Basics for Gay Couples

What are the estate planning basics that all gay couples need to know? This article will give you the information […]

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Adoption For Gay Couples is Still the Best Answer - The Message of Matter of Kelly S. v. Farah M.

Does this case render adoption for gay couples as unnecessary or is it simply an affirmation of another state’s more […]

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New York Surrogacy – The State of the State

Many LGBT individuals and couples are turning to surrogacy to have their families. New York surrogacy is complicated and evolving, […]

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Gay Premarital Agreements

Gay Premarital Agreements, or Prenups for gay couples, are now a viable and important option for long and short term […]

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Parent Adoption – Is it Right for Your family?

The “parent adoption” process is also referred to as Second Parent or Step Parent Adoption. Here is what you need and […]

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Gay Family Planning: Options For Your Family

For thousands of New York couples each year gay family planning is a daunting and intricate process. If you are […]

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Tips For Estate Planning - Inside Information

Tips for estate planning can come from many people and places. The most important thing that you probably won’t hear […]

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Second parent adoption process: New York State

The second parent adoption process for New York State: What you need and what you need to know! The second […]

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Second Parent Adoptions Necessary With Surrogate?

Are second parent adoptions necessary when using a surrogate? Establishing parental rights when someone has their family with the help […]

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The Essential Nature of Second Parent Adoption

What is Second Parent Adoption? Second parent adoption (also sometimes known as co-parent adoption) is the administrative process through which […]

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Domestic Adoption Has New Face

What is Domestic Adoption? Domestic adoption refers to a situation whereby the child is placed with its adoptive parents voluntarily […]

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