Join members of the Cornell Law School's Advocacy for LGBT Commuities Clinic for an important FREE seminar that will address the importance of legal dicuments in planning for the future and
legally protectin you and your family.
WHERE: CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse - Upstate NY
WHEN: March 27, 2013
Participants will receive information, have questions answered and even get assistance in completing certain documents free of charge.
Light dinner provided. RSVPs requested to Heather Hauer-Ross email@example.com or 607-724-4308
Message from the Seminar organizers:
"We are offering this workshop in large part because LGBTQ families and couples do not necessarily fit into the categories prescribed within family and trust and estate law. We will discussthe unique considerations that LGBT individuals must take into account when it comes to their legal rights and security, regardless of their age or stage of life. Young adults, seniors, couples, single adults, parents and non-parents will all find this session useful." This workshop follows a similar presentation held in Binghamton in November.
Specifically, this session will provide information on ways to secure legally recognized parent-child relationships, such as through second-parent adoption, address the impact of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and discuss estate and life planning. Members of the Cornell Law School LGBT Clinic will assist attendees in properly executing important legal documents, including Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy, and Standby Guardianship.
Kim Dill, Director of Sage Upstate, had this to say about the need for advance planning among LGBT individuals: "Advance planning documents are important for all older adults, but especially critical for older LGBT people because families and caregivers in our community don't necessarily look the same as those in the mainstream. People who make up our circles of care may not be tied to us legally or by blood, so it is more important to define who gets to make important decisions."
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