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Civil Unions

Connecticut Civil Union Lawyers

Gay and lesbian couples should have the same rights and protections that heterosexual couples have, including the rights afforded through marriage. The Civil Union Act is the first step at doing so. Civil union laws enable same sex couples to establish specific rights and obligations to the parties in the event of incapacitation, death, or separation. The attorneys at Gans & Gans are skilled at helping gay and lesbian couples with civil union legal agreements and dissolution of civil unions.

Attentive and Experienced Civil Union Lawyers

Contact our Bridgeport family law firm for civil union legal counsel.

Our family law attorneys provide the individualized attention and representation that you need and deserve. We work with clients so that their rights are protected and help them pursue their goals.

Civil Union Agreements: Our lawyers are experienced in helping gay and lesbian couples negotiate, prepare, and draft a civil union agreement. We work with the couple to ensure all elements are addressed. This civil union agreement will then give civil partners many rights, such as:

  • Authority over healthcare decisions when the civil partner has become incapacitated
  • Ability to provide or utilize family health insurance
  • Ability to file state tax returns jointly
  • Civil partner rights in estate administration

Dissolution of Civil Unions: Couples who enter domestic partnership or civil union agreements encounter the same legal concerns if the relationship terminates. We provide strong representation to help these clients with concerns that arise once the couple separates, such as:

Experienced Guidance for Same Sex Couples

Whether you need assistance establishing a civil union, enforcing rights, or handling issues upon separation, our attorneys have the competence, integrity, and skill to assist you. Contact our Bridgeport civil union attorneys today for a free consultation.

Gans & Gans

1335 Wood Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604