Families of today take many forms
As times have changed, so have families. In 1970, 70% of the U.S. population was married. In 2017 that number fell to 48%. Along with the steady decline of marriage numbers, more people are cohabitating without marriage – a number that has increased by 29% from 2007 to 2016.
At the same time, LGBTQ couples are embracing marriage. More than 60% of cohabitating same-sex couples are married. And rates of step-parent and second-parent adoption and surrogacy are also on the rise. The “traditional” family of a mom, dad, two biological kids, and a dog is no longer the rule or the majority.
What happens when today’s families face legal issues involving finances, housing, child custody, employment benefits, or estate planning?
Advising the Evolving Family gives up-to-date guidance on the legal issues affecting these unique relationships and families. It explores such topics as:
- Adoption and assisted reproductive technologies for starting a family
- Protecting parental rights for LGBTQ parents
- Asset division in unmarried cohabitation relationships
- Watts claims against a former partner
- Domestic partnership benefits
- The importance of estate planning for unmarried partners
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Advising the Evolving Family helps you identify and resolve the specific legal issues facing today’s modern families, in all the forms they take.
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