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Standing one’s ground for justice

Legal Eagles: Actions speak loudly with a vote; and raising a voice for a cause creates pushback

Actions speak loudly with a vote; and raising a voice for a cause creates pushback

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What to expect when you are an LGBTQ couple expecting to adopt

Legal Eagles: Month-by-month plan of action

You have decided to pursue adoption — congratulations! Your head is likely filled with visions of holding your child and swarming with unanswered questions. The road to adoption can be lengthy, but here’s what you can expect from a general standpoint.

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Traversing LGBTQ divorce in new era

Legal Eagles: Charting new territory in family law

For every 1,000 married Baby Boomers — defined as those ages 51 to 69 — 10 divorced in 2015 (pewrsr.ch/2mCxUfa), which increased from 5 in 1990. The increased rate of divorce amongst Baby Boomers has even been given a trendy name: “gray divorce” (bit.ly/2sEDbpj). However, according to the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy, the divorce rate of same-sex couples is statistically lower than opposite-sex couples. The data shows same-sex couples divorced at an average rate of 1.1 percent annually, compared with 2 percent  (bit.ly/1ssHfae) annually between opposite-sex couples. So, what does this mean for “gay and gray divorce?”

Summer travel tips

Legal Eagles: Don’t let your kids leave home without them

Ah, summer; it’s almost here and is quickly becoming the focus of most students’ daydreams, and for that matter, those of their parents. Summertime also marks a season full of travel and vacationing.

Estate planning considerations for the LGBTQ community

Legal Eagles: How to prepare for the inevitable

On Oct. 10, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina issued a permanent injunction preventing the State of North Carolina from enforcing laws that banned same-sex marriage.

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