Parental Rights in Blended Families

Seminar on Parentage and Custody in Blended & LGBT Families

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. Essential legal and financial issues will be covered.

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.

RSVP 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 & litigation, planning & litigation for blended families and same-sex couples, guardianship and conservatorship, estate & trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, probate law, elder financial exploitation and disabled person advocacy. Lisa was selected by Best Lawyers in America® from 2010-2015 as a leader in Family Law and as a SuperLawyer® from 2005-2015.

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 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 or 508-333-3191