Tax Alert: Same-Sex Couples Should Demand Federal Adoption Credit

As individuals and families throughout the country begin to prepare and file tax returns for 2011, tax experts seem to agree that same-sex couples with children may be ignoring a significant tax benefit -- the federal adoption credit. Specifically, married and unmarried taxpayers who "adopted" their partner's child in order to establish a legally enforceable … Continue reading Tax Alert: Same-Sex Couples Should Demand Federal Adoption Credit

Lesbian Custody Battle: Florida Court Orders Birth Mother to Share Custody with Genetic Mother

As reported by the Orlando Sentinal, the 5th District Florida Court of Appeals has ruled that a birth mother must share custody of the child that was conceived with her lesbian partner's eggs, and that Florida' s laws relating to egg donation were unconstitutional as applied to the two women. By way of background, the … Continue reading Lesbian Custody Battle: Florida Court Orders Birth Mother to Share Custody with Genetic Mother