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Lesbian and gay parents" legal guide to child custody

Lesbian and gay parents" legal guide to child custody

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Published by National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Custody of children -- United States.,
  • Gay parents -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
  • Lesbian mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
  • Gay fathers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-39)

    StatementNational Center for Lesbian Rights & National Lawyers Guild.
    ContributionsLesbian Rights Project (San Francisco, Calif.), National Lawyers Guild.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination41 p. :
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14533456M

    Well, in my study of 65 families of gay and lesbian youth for the book, Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, I found that some parents . Chart 2: Custody Criteria. (Winter ). Family Law Quarte no. 4 From the Family Law Quarterly's annual issue on family law in the fifty states, this chart lists the existence of the following criteria for custody decisions: statutory guidelines; child's wishes; joint custody; cooperative parent; whether a statute permitting the consideration of domestic violence has .

    The Kids Are All Right Resource Guide. The film is a moving account of a family with two moms, a son and a daughter. where it is legal for lesbian & gay parents to adopt, Sandy gets inseminated and the two have a baby. Later, Sandy dies and Janine has to battle for custody of their child, a reality for many non-biological LGBT parents. A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples, Nolo, This online book is not specific to Massachusetts. Requires library card for access. Making it legal: a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnership and civil unions, Frederick C. Hertz with Emily Doskow, Nolo, This online book is not specific to Massachusetts.

    This guide provides information to transgender parents and their attorneys to help them protect parent-child relationships and assist them when faced with disputes over child custody issues. If you would like to order hard copies of the publication, please contact the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project at () Child Custody, Visitation and Support in New York. College Reading and Study Skills (13th edition) The Everything Parents Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child. The Everything Kids' Money Book. Expanding Your Vocabulary. File for Divorce in New York. Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights. Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices. Gay & Lesbian Rights, 2nd.


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Lesbian and gay parents" legal guide to child custody Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A Lesbian and gay parents' legal guide to child custody. [National Center for Lesbian Rights (U.S.); National Lawyers Guild.;]. (In rare instances, there may be grounds for rescinding an adoption decree.) Finally, adoption means that the court must terminate the parent-child relationship between the person to be adopted and his or her legal parents.

For a lesbian or gay man with a positive relationship with parents, this could be destructive and Edition: 19th. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce and coauthor of A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples.

Review “This book arms readers with the tools they need, whether they are working to craft a reasonable custody and support agreement or facing a contentious court battle/5(7).

Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: research literature for psychologists doing child custody evaluations or giving expert testimony in court cases involving lesbian mothers. In addition, the publication and parents involved in legal and policy issues related to lesbian and gay File Size: KB.

The publication is provided for the use of clinicians, researchers, students, lawyers and parents involved in legal and policy issues related to lesbian and gay parenting.

"Lesbian and Gay Parenting" is the successor to "Lesbian and Gay Parenting: A Resource for Psychologists" (). It is divided into three parts. Same-sex parents might find it helpful to read Protecting Families: Standards for Child Custody in Same-Sex Relationships, by Mary Bonauto, an attorney who argued and won an important Massachusetts parenting case.

This guide offers ten proposals for lessening conflict in co-parenting intentions. LEGAL RECOGNITION OF LGBT FAMILIES I. Legal Parent A legal parent is a person who is legally-recognized as a child’s parent and has the legal right to have custody of a child and make decisions about the child’s health, education, and well-being.

A legal parent is also financially obligated to support the Size: KB. This legal guide gives information about your legal status as a child’s birth mother, non-birth mother or step parent. It also looks at the legal status of your child’s biological father. Rights of Women publishes a number of other legal guides that may be useful including Children and the law: the Family Court process and Children and the.

Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents Charlotte J. Patterson University of Virginia ABSTRACT—Does parental sexual orientation affect child development, and if so, how. Studies using convenience samples, studies using samples drawn from known popu-lations, and studies based on samples that are represen-tative of larger populations all converge.

The issues that arise in lesbian- and gay-parented families are a function of two things: One is the rich variety of family constellations they comprise, and the other is the fact that they are living in a society which does not yet value rich variety.

The tension created by this situation generates unique needs for the approximately 5 million gay and lesbian parents in this country Author: April Martin. Same sex couples face several unique legal issues when they decide to become a family with children.

Special rules can apply to gay and lesbian adoption in many states, and even when a child is born into a gay or lesbian partnership, different rules may be applied regarding the two parents, especially if they're not Supreme Court ruling affirming.

Hidden Injustice: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Juvenile Courts, Legal Services for Children, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the National Juvenile Defender Center, This comprehensive report discusses the experiences of LGBT youth in various juvenile courts, identifying significant obstacles that LGBT youth.

We first hear of out LGBTQ parents around the time of World War II, mostly in the context of cases that denied them child custody after divorce from different-sex, cisgender spouses.

Starting in the s, however, a few state courts upheld custody rights for transgender, gay, and lesbian parents, though some still required that they not live. Gay and lesbian parents often fear that their sexual orientation will be a negative determining factor in a child custody case.

Fortunately, there is a body of Florida case law which stands for the proposition that the mere fact that a parent is gay cannot affect that parent’s custody rights. It is important for parents to understand that it is the quality of the parent/child relationship and not the parent’s sexual orientation that has an effect on a child’s development.

Research has shown that in contrast to common beliefs, children of lesbian, gay, or transgender parents. Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents Introduction.

Gay men and lesbians have always adopted, though in the past they usually hid their sexual orientation. Today, just as they are becoming visible in all other aspects of U.S. society, they are being considered more seriously as potential adoptive parents. ThisFile Size: KB. Millions of parents get divorced each year―and their single biggest concern is their children.

Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support is thorough and compassionate, taking readers step-by-step through the unfamiliar landscape of child custody and support laws. It provides essential state-specific information and answers all common questions on state child /5(7).

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following statement in support of gay and lesbian parenting and called for equal access to co-parenting and second-parent adoption rights for gay and lesbian parents in February "Children deserve to know that their relationships with both of their parents are stable and legally recognized.

She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce and coauthor of A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples.

15 Leslie Koepke et al., Relationship Quality in a Sample of Lesbian Couples with Children and Child-Free Lesbian Couples, 41 FAM. REL.(). 16 Pauline Turner et al., Parenting in Gay and Lesbian Families, 1 J. GAY & LESBIAN PSYCHOTHER 56 (). 17 Cameron & Cameron, supra note 3, at [Vol.

LGBT people can become parents through various means including current or former relationships, coparenting, adoption, foster care, donor insemination, reciprocal IVF, and surrogacy.

A gay man, a lesbian, or a transgender person who transitions later in life may have children within an opposite-sex relationship, such as a mixed-orientation marriage, for various .Typically, the couple can work out a custody, visitation, and child support arrangement without taking legal action.

However, if either parent disagrees with the other, the parents will need to file a custody motion with the court. If one partner is not a legal parent of the child, that partner may not have any parental : Melissa Heinig.

(CBS News) A new study that finds children of a gay or lesbian parent may be more likely to have social and emotional problems has sparked controversy on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.