Clinton Township Marriage Lawyer
Same-sex couples in Michigan continue to face many uphill battles in seeking the same rights and responsibilities as opposite-sex couples or those in “traditional” relationships. Michigan does not grant civil unions, and the state’s constitution only recognizes “unions of one man and one woman in marriage.”
Issues of reciprocity arise for same-sex couples and unmarried opposite-sex couples moving to Michigan from states that recognize non-traditional unions or domestic partnerships. Trying to maintain the same insurance, medical, estate and retirement benefits can be complicated. One option you have to protect your family is a cohabitation agreement, something that our Clinton Township non-traditional union attorney can help you create.
Macomb County Cohabitation Agreement Attorney
At The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we work to protect your rights and interests as far as the law will allow. Attorney Zahodnic’s more than 25 years of legal experience can provide you and your family with the compassionate and knowledgeable service you should expect from a versatile family law attorney who also possesses professional qualities acquired from her strong nursing background.
Our practice has been helping same-sex, unmarried opposite-sex and LGBT couples resolve complex legal issues in Macomb County and throughout Michigan since our founding in 1997. We can help you draft, defend and uphold documents protecting several rights and responsibilities under a cohabitation agreement concerning property, expenses, debt, inheritance, dispute resolution, adoption and other expectations.
Cohabitation agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements in many ways. In a committed, non-traditional relationship, it is crucial to have a lawyer develop legal documents defining expectations and obligations of each partner, especially if children are involved. We also help couples write wills and create durable power of attorney.
Gay and Lesbian Adoption
Michigan law allows gay and lesbian couples to adopt children. We successfully helped clients secure U.S. and international adoptions, we have worked with lesbian couples seeking male donors or visiting sperm banks, and we have represented gay couples seeking surrogate mothers. Gay and lesbian parents can become legal parents, the same as opposite-sex parents, who are able to make decisions about their child’s health, well-being and education.
Our knowledgeable and caring legal counsel can work for you to ensure that all the legal rights you expect are put in place through a parenting agreement. Such an agreement can save you time, money and undue stress in the future if issues such as separation or paternity should arise.
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Lorrie Zahodnic is an attentive and proactive Clinton Township non-traditional union attorney, and can meet with you to discuss your concerns and legal options Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at other times by request.