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Mar 5, 2018

Ben Shenker, a lawyer practicing in Maryland and D.C., answers your poly questions

0:00 Introduction and host chat

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1:00 Announcements

3:15 Ask Benjamin Shenker, a poly lawyer

Listeners call and write in to ask:

  • Besides an LLC, how can more than two people own property together? (LLC, partnership, corporation, trust or a tenancy in common)
  • If my ex has remarried in a more traditional arrangement and my long-term poly partner is married (not to me), does that put me at risk of losing custody of my kids?
  • Is claiming a second legal marriage the only way to be prosecuted for polygamy?
  • What are some of the ways to get marriage benefits without being legally married?

Find him at or on Twitter at @polyamorylawyer or Facebook at Law Office of Benjamin Shenker.

NCSF is a resource if you need help with child custody issues.

31:00 How to make this podcast better

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