Welcome back! In our previous post, our attorney in Raleigh NC talked about domestic partnerships and their rights and protection. Today, we are going to focus on a different type of union, called civil union.
Civil Unions | Attorney in Raleigh NC
Same-sex couples that are in a legally recognized union without actually being married are considered to be in a civil union. Many states offer rights to partners in a civil union that are similar to the rights afforded those that are married.
Partners in civil unions may or may not be offered health insurance by employers or permitted to make decisions for one another in the event of a medical emergency. Depending on the state where the union was performed and the state where the couple resides, it may not be recognized, as well.
Civil unions may have more rights and protection than domestic partnerships but partners should still consider taking additional legal opportunities to better protect themselves and any children that might be involved.
If you’d like to learn more about civil unions in North Carolina, feel free to contact Eldreth Law Firm, PC.
Understanding family law and all that is included can be complicated and confusing. For more information, visit with our other blog posts in this series, below:
- Family Law Part 1 - Domestic Partnerships
- Family Law Part 2 - Civil Unions
- Family Law Part 3 – Marriage
- Family Law Part 4 – Adoption
- Family Law Part 5 - Surrogacy
- Family Law Part 6 - Child Abuse
- Family Law Part 7 – Abduction
- Family Law Part 8 - Paternity Tests
- Family Law Part 9 - Paternity Fraud
If you need help understanding any of the information above or would just like additional information, contact our attorney in Raleigh NC, today. We are here to help you with any and all family law, as well as, offer you legal representation when needed. We will set up a consultation to help you with all your needs.
Eldreth and Eldreth PLLC
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