Parental Rights in LGBT Families

Special seminar covering important legal & financial issues

Join us for a special event that will be important for people who want to understand parentage and custody in blended families and LGBT Families

While the legal landscape has changed dramatically and is favorable, there are still challenges for blended families and LGBT families. Please join Attorney Lisa Cukier from Burns & Levinson and Financial Planner Stuart Armstrong, CFP®, ADPA(SM) from Centinel Financial Group for a discussion regarding how best to think through these issues.


Lisa Cukier will cover topics including parentage through biology, assisted reproductive technologies, adoption, surrogacy and de facto parentage judgments. She will also explore divorce versus paternity and its impact on custody, the impact on custody of prenuptials and postnuptials, and guardianship and conservatorship.


Stuart Armstrong will cover the current LGBT landscape, where we stand now, what’s changed, and how you can plan your family’s finances going forward whether you are married or not. Stuart will provide you key updates related to the recent June 2015 US Supreme Court decision and what could be on your ‘To Do’ list of financial priorities. Stuart will also cover key planning points for those who are not married and how that might impact your planning choices.


RVSP to reserve your seat as space is limited. There is no cost for attendance and complimentary refreshments & snacks will be provided for your enjoyment throughout the event.


Lisa M. Cukier is a partner at Burns & Levinson concentrating her practice in all aspects of divorce, child custody, adoption & parentage planning and litigation, planning and litigation for blended families and same-sex couples, guardianship and conservatorship, estate and trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, probate law, elder financial exploitation and disabled person advocacy. Lisa was selected by Best Lawyers in America® in consecutive years from 2010 through 2015 as a leader in Family Law, and was selected as a SuperLawyer® from 2005 through 2015.


Stuart Armstrong, CFP®, ADPA(SM) is a financial planner with Centinel Financial Group since 1986 with a practice focus on the LGBT community. Stuart has been quoted on LGBT financial planning topics by CNBC and a variety of financial magazines and websites and has presented at numerous conferences to the public and to other financial advisors. Stuart served on the national Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) from 2013 through 2015. He serves on the FPA's Diversity Committee and was its 2012 Chair, and has proudly served on the Board of Directors of PridePlanners since 2004.


Wednesday, May 11th from 6-8:00 p.m.


Burns & Levinson LLP

125 Summer Street, 8th Floor, Boston MA


RSVP to Deanna Coyle at coyledyc@gmail.com or 508-333-3191


Registered Representative/Securities and Investment Advisory services offered through Signator Investors, Inc., member FINRA, SIPC, a registered investment advisor. 160 Gould Street, Suite 212, Needham Heights, MA 02494. (781)446-5000. Centinel Financial Group, LLC is not affiliated with Signator Investors, Inc. Your attendance at this event does not obligate you to purchase any products. At the conclusion of the seminar, representatives of the first will be available to make appointments to review individually the products and services they offer. 501-20160219-277846