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Do you know your rights? How important is it to know your rights?

Do you know your rights? How important is it to know your rights?

 

     Believe it or not there are still many LGBT who are not aware of their legal right when it comes to relationships and family issues. Even those who were…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on October 10, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Do you know your rights? How important is it to know your rights?

Do you know your rights? How important is it to know your rights?

 

     Believe it or not there are still many LGBT who are not aware of their legal right when it comes to relationships and family issues. Even those who…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on October 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

The current status of this bill is that it has failed deadline and was last located in the Judiciary committee.

Current law Family Code §7613(b) distinguishes between known donors who…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on September 11, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

The current status of this bill is that it has failed deadline and was last located in the Judiciary committee.

Current law Family Code §7613(b) distinguishes between known donors who plan to co-parent the child from the start, and sperm donors who…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on September 11, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments

FAQ re: Tax Filing of RDP and Same-Sex Married Couples

I have had questions posed to me regarding the filing of Federal and State taxes in light of both the DOMA development as well as today's statement by the U.S. Treasury.

Here are some answers:

Same-sex couples who are married will now be legally permitted to file their Federal tax returns as Married Filing Jointly. This applies ONLY to couples who are married. This…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on August 29, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

FAQ Federal Tax Filing in light of recent developments

I have had questions posed to me regarding the filing of Federal and State taxes in light of both the DOMA development as well as today's statement by the U.S. Treasury.

Here are some answers:

Same-sex couples who are married will now be legally permitted to file their Federal tax returns as Married Filing Jointly. This applies ONLY to couples who are married. This does not…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on August 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Obama Administration files an Amicus Curiae Brief in Supreme Court Proposition 8 case

Two new Amicus Curiae Briefs have been filed in the Proposition Supreme Court case.

Click here to read the Lambda Legal-Glad Amicus Curiae Brief

Click here to read the Obama…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on March 5, 2013 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Marriage Validity of Transgenders

Marriage Validity of Transgenders

By: Rivka Israel, Esq.

November 2011

 

Recently, I have been approached repeatedly with inquiries regarding the validity of marriages of Transgender individuals. Thus, it has been brought to my attention that this is…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on November 22, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Gay and Lesbian Divorce

Gay and Lesbian Divorce



Divorce between Gay and Lesbian couples is very similar to that of heterosexual couples with some basic differences. An outline of the Dissolution process is available on my website. If you have either registered as Domestic Partners, Married, or done both, you must legally terminate that relationship.…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on August 23, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

S.F. gay married couple loses immigration battle

The battle may have been lost but we will win the war! We must remember that progress is slow.

Read article here:http://t.co/JXBKree via @sfgate

Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on August 9, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

A Rose by any other name...

A Rose by any other name...

By: Rivka Israel, Esq.

 

Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, Same-sex Marriage are they the same and what are the differences? Though the differences are beginning to dwindle, there are certainly differences when it comes to obtaining rights. In the context of the dissolution of a relationship, at…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on July 19, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Then and Now, Slow but Steady

Then and Now; Slow but Steady

By: Rivka Israel, Esq.

 

Over the past seven years we have watched as changes have taken place in the law and as the recognition of the rights of members of the same-sex community has increased. This piecemeal process, at times, has resulted in some strange scenarios. As of January 1, 2005, domestic partners were granted the same rights and responsibilities as married spouses, in…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on May 31, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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