LGBT


Changing Your Name and Gender on Your Virginia Birth Certificate

Posted on February 11, 2016

Virginia Code § 32.1-269(E) says that: Upon receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction indicating that the sex of an individual has been changed by medical procedure and upon request of such person, the State Registrar shall amend such person’s certificate of birth to show the change of […]

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Categories: Articles, LGBT

Quinn helps lesbian couple win right to have their names on their children’s birth certificates

Posted on March 18, 2015

From a recent Richmond Times-Dispatch piece on couple Maria and Joanni Hayman’s successful fight to have their names on children’s birth certificates: [A]fter an 18-month game of wait-and-see as the issue of gay marriage was being settled in Virginia, Richmond Judge Designate T.J. Markow last month ordered the Office of Vital Records in the Virginia […]

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Categories: LGBT, News

Quinn Helps Craft Bill to Make Adoption Easier for Same-sex Couples in Virginia

Posted on January 14, 2014

Two bills hoping to make second parent adoption easier for couples in Virginia, including same-sex couples, are headed to the 2014 General Assembly. … The language of the bill has been a large part of Equality Virginia’s legislative schedule for this session. While EV is holding comments on the bill till next week, one of […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT, News

GayRVA.com: “Two-Mom Births Give Hope in New York, But Virginia Still Behind”

Posted on October 30, 2013

Though fertility treatments across the country have started to practice a “two-mom” approach which would allow female same-sex couples to share a role in the biological process, laws around same-sex marriage and parenting are making it difficult for states like Virginia to recognize both women as the parents. … “In New York they have same-sex […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT

GayRVA.com: “Adoption, Parenting Not an Easy Step for Virginia’s Same-sex Couples”

Posted on August 7, 2013

Raising a child is a major step in a relationship that couples have taken for thousands of years. For some families, adoption is the best opportunity to take part in this aspect of life due to physical or biological restraints. Many same-sex couples wishing to start a family have turned to adoption, but laws restricting […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT

Quinn Presents on “Family Formation, Protection and Preservation for LGBT Families in Virginia”

Posted on February 22, 2013

Attorney Colleen M. Quinn presented in January 2013 a workshop on “Family Formation, Protection and Preservation for LGBT Families in Virginia” at the Equality Virginia’s Day of Action. Below is an excerpt found at http://www.gayrva.com/news-views/equality-virginias-day-of-action-get-constituents-close-to-legislators-photos-from-reception Hoang sat in on a workshop by Colleen Quinn, an attorney with Locke & Quinn. This workshop, “Family Formation, Protection […]

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Categories: Family Law, LGBT, News

Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Partnership Agreements in Virginia

Posted on October 2, 2012

Protect Yourself Before You Merge, And Even After Merging by Colleen M. Quinn A prenuptial agreement doesn’t seem very romantic. It is difficult to talk about—and can even be somewhat emotional. However, for most folks who are contemplating marriage, it is essential. Many marriages and committed relationships end in divorce, without a happily-ever-after. That is […]

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Virginia Same Sex Family Formation – The New Frontier

Posted on July 19, 2012

Family Formation Options for Single Parents and Same-Sex Couples in Virginia – Assisted Reproductive Technology, Adoption and Other Legal Options Colleen Marea Quinn, Esq. The Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center at Locke & Quinn www.virginia-adoption-attorney.com www.reproductionattorney.com quinn@lockequinn.com Family formation for singles and same-sex couples in Virginia is not always as easy as it is in […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT
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Susan Oliver
Susan Oliver
2019-07-11T13:45:15+0000
Grateful to work with Colleen again on our second private adoption in 4 years! Thankful for her timeliness, effective commmunication, and outstanding staff.
Michelle Spencer
Michelle Spencer
2019-06-25T15:00:35+0000
My husband and I just recently finalized the adoption of our son thanks to Colleen! Our situation happened FAST, and Colleen never missed a beat. Colleen, Katie and Charli were all quick to answer any questions we had and made us feel confident in their ability to provide the services needed. We were blown away at the knowledge and organization Colleen had throughout this process as well! We intend to continue to grow our family through adoption again, and will be using Locke & Quinn!
Ashley Halsey
Ashley Halsey
2019-02-10T03:58:33+0000
My wife and I worked with Colleen Quinn and her paralegal Charli (CharSalle) on my daughter's international re-adoption. We are in Fairfax, VA and they were happy to work with us even though we weren’t local to them. Everything was done by email and mail. They answered all of our questions in a timely manner and were very knowledgeable about the process. We worked almost entirely with Charli after the initial emails and phone calls and she was great to work with. They filed all of our paperwork with our court, everything went smoothly, and we received our Final Order. Charli has always kept us in the loop about the process and sent us updates. We mailed original documents back and forth without any issue. Their legal fee was very competitive and better than most attorneys in our own area. We are very pleased with their work and assistance in getting our adoption finalized. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you!
Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
2018-12-20T14:52:57+0000
Great experience!! Everything I needed they took care of with a timely fashion! Highly recommend!
Morgan Williams Seay
Morgan Williams Seay
2018-08-21T00:14:11+0000
Bob Stiepock
Bob Stiepock
2017-10-23T19:39:04+0000
Personal Injury is a challenging event on many levels in ones life. Have you experienced a moment where you were injured and need to seek legal advice? You need to make a call to Colleen Quinn today. I began to research different law firms that handled Personal Injury. I interviewed several attorneys and spoke with large practices to small firms. I was impressed by Colleens resume and her work with women and the law. I will never regret hiring Colleen and her TEAM. The word TEAM is exactly what I received through out my case. My case was attacked with professionalism and the team was always in communication with me. When I would call to ask questions or to get a better explanation I was always made to feel as if I was the only client. As my case arrived closer to the trail date, my TEAM went into full 110%+ effort and preparation. Colleen was ALWAYS seeking to settle my case with the best outcome that she could. YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE UPFRONT, HONEST, HARDWORKING-GET IT DONE ATTITUDE THAN THE TEAM OF COLLEEN M. QUINN!! MAKE THAT CALL TODAY-YOU WONT REGET IT!!
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Lisa Moore Walker
2017-09-17T03:54:10+0000
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Cathy Tyree Herb
2013-07-30T17:33:44+0000

 

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