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Reaching out to same sex couples

Although laws in many states have become more favorable to same sex couples in recent years, a number of challenges remain for some couples. At The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we are well aware of the various legal issues that same sex couples often face and we work hard to help people who are experiencing them firsthand understand their rights and pinpoint the best course of action. In Clinton Township, Michigan, and throughout the United States, it is very important for same sex couples who are facing legal challenges to closely assess the ins and outs of their situation and take the right steps.

Adoption options that are open to LGBTQ couples

Across the U.S., equal marriage rights for gay couples have been taking foot. However, there are still many hurdles that you and your partner will have to face that straight couples can avoid. Here at the Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, we understand that you would like to enjoy the full spectrum of benefits. We aim to provide you with information to help you do so.

Looking into a cohabitation agreement

Due to the fact that Michigan does not grant civil unions or recognize any marriages that are not between one man and one woman, there are many concerns both for LGBTQ couples and unmarried couples moving into the state. Here at The Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, we understand that you demand your equal rights and will work to provide you with ways to ensure more.

Fate of same-sex marriage ban now in the hands of federal judge

Although several states have legalized same-sex marriage, there are many others who have yet to do so, including Michigan. However, many same-sex couples throughout the state, including some in the Clinton Township area, are fighting for the right to marry. Their fight recently made it to federal court.

Attorney General enacts equal rights for gay couples

While same-sex couples in Michigan are still not allowed to marry under state law, they continue to press on for their rights. In the meantime, people in non-traditional unions can take advantage of what the law does allow. This may include the forming cohabitation agreements or the participating in gay and lesbian adoption. No matter how each couple chooses to address the situation, most still hope that the trend will continue to allow more rights to gay or lesbian partners.

Same-sex spouse denied change of name

With the New Year underway, gay and lesbian couples in Michigan are looking forward to the outcome of a challenge to the state’s ban on gay marriage, scheduled by a federal judge for this February. In the meantime, couples can create cohabitation agreements or other non-traditional unions to help solidify their commitment to each other. They can also get married legally in any of the states that currently allow gay marriage.

Marriage potentially on the horizon for gay couples in Michigan

The issue of marriage for gay and lesbian couples is one being faced in many parts of the country today, including Michigan. In states where gay marriage is not currently allowed, same-sex couples can opt for cohabitation agreements to help formalize their unions to some degree in the eyes of the law. Having a formal partnership agreement can be helpful when pursuing gay and lesbian adoption or in other situations.

New tax law only one small step for same-sex couples

Gay and lesbian couples around the nation, as in Michigan, continue to face uphill battles for equal rights. A handful of states allow and recognize same-sex marriages and even have rules for same-sex divorces but most still ban people in non-traditional unions from being married and enjoying the same benefits as heterosexual married couples.

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