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 ›
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 ›
BUT, I’M ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
Why a Birth Certificate Alone Is Not Sufficient Protection for Your Legal Parentage Rights A common misconception among LGBT parents […]Read More ›
Stigma Against Gay People Can Be Deadly
L.G.B.T. people experience a range of social, economic and medical disparities that jeopardize their long-term health. I’ve never been sure […]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 ›
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
Matthew Shepard Will Be Interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 Years After His Death
For 20 years, the ashes of Matthew Shepard have not been laid to rest. Mr. Shepard’s killing in 1998, when […]Read More ›
44 siblings and counting
A lack of regulation has created enormous genetic families. Now they are searching for one other. Kianni Arroyo clasps 8-year-old […]Read More ›
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