"The partner of the first part": civil unions and real estate documents
Divorce lawyers aren't the only ones still sorting out the civil union law. Not by a long shot.
Take real estate lawyers, for example. In the latest ISBA Real Property newsletter, Dick Bales poses just a few of the questions they face. "How should parties to a civil union be described in deeds and other documents? How should the issue of homestead be addressed in these documents? Can parties to a civil union own their home as tenants by the entirety, and if so, how should they be described in the deed?"