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Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on adapting to the latest decisions and trends regarding marriage and divorce between same-sex partners. Top partners and chairs from across the country discuss recent developments in the practice area, including state laws regarding civil unions and marriage, custody disputes involving children who are not biologically related to one or both parents, and the meaning and ramifications of adult adoption between same-sex partners. Covering a range of issues from premarital agreements and property distribution to spousal rights and survival benefits, these attorneys explore key considerations and challenges when applying family law to same-sex couples. Additionally, these lawyers examine U.S. v. Windsor, the recent Supreme Court case, and its influence on the future of same-sex marriage throughout the United States.
The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this ever-changing field.