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Same-Sex Marriage: Developments in the Law

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The same-sex marriage battle intensifies: A history of the law and the latest news. A common dictionary definition of family is “the basic unit in society having as its nucleus two or more adults living together and cooperating in the care and rearing of their own or adopted children.” Despite this all-inclusive definition, a lesbian… Continue Reading

Adoption and Parenting When You’re Lesbian or Gay

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The legal rights of same-sex parents, from adoption to co-parenting to the rights of second parents in the event of a breakup. There are a lot of special issues for lesbian and gay singles and couples who want to adopt or who are raising children. This article addresses adoption for LGBT singles and couples and… Continue Reading

Child Support and Taxes

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What you need to know about your taxes if you pay or receive child support. For federal income tax purposes, child support is tax-free to the recipient, meaning neither the ex-spouse nor the child owes taxes on it. However, child support payments are not tax-deductible by the parent who makes the payments — unlike spousal… Continue Reading