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LGBTQ Families, Reproductive Rights & Adoption
Date: 04/26/2018
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
Presented by: YLS Family Law
Experience Level: Basic
MCLE Credit: 2.75 IL MCLE Credits
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The seminar will be a panel discussion addressing the unique issues faced by LGBTQ families, such as property rights of unmarried couples; drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; reproductive issues, including embryo and surrogacy rights; and adoption. While the focus of the seminar is on LGBTQ families, much of the subject matter is universal and will be applicable the global practice of family law.

Blumenthal v. Brewer, an Analysis from the Bench of a Landmark Case Addressing the Property Rights of Same-Sex Couples
Hon. Mary Trew, Associate Judge, Domestic Relations Division, Circuit Court of Cook County

Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreement Considerations in Same-Sex Marriages
Anita M. Ventrelli, Senior Partner, Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, LLP

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