Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise
Wednesday, September 21, 12pm
Elizabeth Schwartz has been practicing law since 1997 and is a well-known advocate for the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. She is the author of the forthcoming book Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise (The New Press, 2016). While her firm equally works with straight and gay clients in matters of family law, estate planning and probate, she has been at the forefront of providing crucial legal protections for LGBT families. She lectures locally, nationally and internationally about critical topics including the impact of nationwide marriage equality and the continued importance of LGBT couples protecting their loved ones through estate planning, stepparent and second parent adoption. She is a specialist in family formation (adoption, insemination, and surrogacy) and dissolution, and handled the first divorce for a same-sex couple in Florida.