By Matthew S. Coleman, Esq. On June 26, 2017, the LGBTQ community marked the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, which made marriage equality the law of the land by finding that marriage is a fundamental right for same-sex couples. The United States Supreme Court greeted this anniversary with the release
By Matthew S. Coleman, Esq. A Family Court judge in South Carolina recently made headlines and history when he ruled that a relationship between two unmarried women, who have held themselves out as a same-sex couple for more than three decades, shall be considered a common-law marriage. This groundbreaking decision permits the state of South
By Bonnie C. Frost, Esq. Looking back over the last 25 years, in the eyes of the law, the definition of what a family is has changed. It might not have changed in reality as people have always bonded together and supported each other for many reasons regardless of the legal consequences of their decisions.
Einhorn Harris Associate, Matthew Coleman, addresses the issues of a legal name change for transgender individuals following a court decision in the State of Georgia. Read “What’s in a name? More than one may think, especially for transgender individuals,” NJBIZ, August 8, 2016
Einhorn Harris Associate, Matthew S. Coleman, has recently been named as one of 10 Trustees of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association for the 2016-2017 term. Coleman, recently named to 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, joined Einhorn Harris in its matrimonial and family law department in April 2013.
Einhorn Harris Associate Matthew S. Coleman co-presents the “2016 LGBT Annual Update: Life in a Post-Obergefell World,” for the New Jersey State Bar Association – Institute on Continuing Legal Education on February 20th, at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. The Obergefell decision was a milestone in LGBTQ rights, permitting same-sex marriage
The United States Supreme Court recently issued an historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which holds that the Federal Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the country. As a result of this decision, same-sex couples who choose to marry can gain all the financial and legal rights and responsibilities of opposite-sex married