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!
What does a Kavanaugh Court mean for the LGBT community?
What does a Kavanaugh Court mean for the LGBT community? In short, a generation’s worth of challenges, dismissals and legitimized […]Read More ›
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 ›
One Truth About Adult Guardianship - ‘I’m Petitioning … for the Return of My Life’
When Phyllis Funke hit bottom, the court appointed a guardian to prop her up. The remedy is like prison, she […]Read More ›
His husband died months after they were able to marry. He’s still fighting for Social Security benefits.
Before their wedding day, Michael Ely and James Taylor hardly ever held hands in public. When they first started living […]Read More ›
Single Gay Fathers, Going It Alone
As the traditional concept of family continues to evolve, single gay fathering having children through surrogacy are beginning to emerge. […]Read More ›
Trans Folks Want Babies Too
Parenting isn’t only meant for cisgender people. Being a transgender parent isn’t always as complicated in real life as the […]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
Kentucky Appellate Court Rejects Lesbian Co-Parent Custody/Visitation Claim, Reversing Family Court
Adopting a narrow construction of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s historic same-sex co-parent ruling, Mullins v. Picklesimer, 317 S.W.3d 569 (Ky. 2010), […]Read More ›
Cambodia’s surrogate mothers go free after agreeing to raise Chinese children but some see it as a mixed blessing
Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy in 2016, and police in June raided two flats where Sophea and 31 other surrogate mothers […]Read More ›
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