In 2015 same-sex relationships were recognized national by the US Supreme Court and in Nebraska same-sex couples can marry, divorce, and adopt with the same rights as heterosexual couples. Our lawyers at Vacanti Shattuck invite you to consult our Omaha based family law firm today to learn more about how you can safeguard your best interest and your rights.
Helping You Protect Your Rights And Interests When Current State Laws Do Not
For married same sex couples, adoption will function the same as it does under the rules governing adoption by a step-parent. A step-parent adoption is important to secure your rights as a parent if you are not the child’s biological parent. Further, it is important to protect yourself from the unplanned death of your spouse.
Once you adopt, you assume the rights and responsibilities of the parent, which is the primary care and well-being of the child.
However, for unmarried same sex couples, the law in Nebraska would only allow for one parent to adopt the child. Consult with one of our attorneys to know your rights if you and your partner are unmarried and are considering adoption.
Our managing partners Christopher A. Vacanti and Kelly T. Shattuck can assist you with:
- All adoption matters
- Protecting your parental rights in visitation issues
- Establishing, drafting and updating property agreements to protect your assets and property
- Establishing, drafting and updating living wills
- Establishing, drafting and updating other civil contracts
More than anything, we want to make sure you are making educated legal decisions about your future and children’s future that are beneficial to your life and your relationship. Our attorneys can help you understand what legal steps you can take to maximize your legal protections and minimize future conflicts down the road. More than anything, we want to make sure you are making educated legal decisions about your future and children’s future that are beneficial to your life and your relationship.
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We invite you to contact Vacanti Shattuck at (402) 235-6070 to schedule an initial consultation for a reduced fee with one of our lawyers to discuss your questions regarding legal rights in your same-sex relationship. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. We accept major credit cards.
Formerly operating under the name Cohen Vacanti Higgins Shattuck, we represent clients in Omaha, Lincoln and the surrounding area, as well as military personnel based at Offutt Air Force Base.
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