Book Title:

A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples (25th Anniversary Ed) 13th Edition (Paperback)
by Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, Frederick Hertz

Editorial Reviews:


“A good legal advice on domestic partnerships, parenting, making financial and medical decisions, buying a home together, and estate planning.”

Bay Area Reporter

“A guide that lovers will do well to embrace. Buy this book.”

Los Angeles Times

“The edge of the law will be much less fearful for those who have this book.”

Book Description

Protect your rights – protect your relationship.

Now more than ever, it’s important that you take the proper legal steps to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law. If you don’t, you run the risk of being shut out of each other’s lives – and the lives of children you co-parent – in times of medical, financial or personal crisis.

This practical, plain-English guide shows lesbian and gay couples how to:

* make practical decisions about living together

* obtain domestic partner benefits

* make medical decisions for each other when needed

* take care of each other’s finances when one partner is incapacitated

* leave property to each other

* have and raise children through adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy or foster parenting

This 25th anniversary edition is updated to provide the latest information on gay marriage and domestic partnerships in several states and Canada. It also now includes a CD-ROM that helps domestic partners create living-together contracts, durable powers of attorney and more.

About the Author

Hayden Curry, a graduate of Yale University who received his law degree from the University of Virginia, trained as a poverty lawyer and spent two years working with migrant workers in rural Florida. He moved to California in 1969 and worked in a legal services office in East Oakland. After leaving legal services, he worked as a law partner with Denis Clifford for several years and helped write A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. A proud participant of the Bay Area’s gay community, Hayden died of AIDS in 1991.

Denis Clifford, a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review, is a lawyer who specializes in estate planning. He is the author of many Nolo titles including Quick and Legal Will Book, Nolo’s Simple Will Book and Make Your Own Living Trust and co-author of Plan Your Estate and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He has been interviewed by such major media as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Money Magazine.

Frederick Hertz is a practicing attorney and the author of Legal Affairs: Essential Advice for Same-Sex Couples (Owl Books) and co-author of Nolo’s The Living Together Kit and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.