Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC
September 2017 Newsletter

Greetings from Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC!

Hello everyone! Thank you for subscribing to the newsletter for Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC. This monthly newsletter keeps you informed about the legal and activism work we are doing to support LGBTQI, polyamorous, and other nontraditional families.

Diana is currently in New York until October 5th
and available to meet with clients.  
See the schedule below!

In this month’s newsletter:

  • MONOGAMISH Movie Premiere in NYC October 15 & 16!

  • Diana Teaching at the Omega Women & Power Retreat in October

  • Andy Presenting at Out Professionals Event on LGBTQ Financial and Estate Planning

  • Diana on the Grow Big Always Podcast

  • Diana on the Multiamory Podcast

  • Esther Perel’s New Book: "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity"

  • Where in the World are Diana and Andy?

MONOGAMISH Movie Premiere in NYC!

You are invited to the premiere! Diana is thrilled to be featured as an expert in the new documentary film “Monogamish” about nonmonogamy and the evolution of relationships, along with giants like Dan Savage, Christopher Ryan, Esther Perel.

Diana will be speaking at two screenings in New York, Sunday October 15 (with Director Tao Ruspoli and Daniel Pinchbeck) and Monday October 16 (with co-panelists Tao Ruspoli and Christopher Ryan).

Each night the film will screen at 8:00pm at Roxy Cinema in Tribeca, with a panel discussion following ending at 10:30pm. Please join us!  Tickets will be on sale soon at

Follow the movie on Facebook for updates on tickets and more information.
Diana Teaching at the Omega Institute
Women & Power Conference in October

Diana is honored to be teaching her Courageous Conversations workshop on empowered communication at the prestigious Omega Institute’s Women & Power retreat October 6-8, 2017 in upstate NY.  

Now is the time for women to gather, share ideas, build community, and foster resilience. Join us: #DoPowerDifferently

Andy Presenting at Out Professionals Event
on LGBTQ Financial and Estate Planning

Andy will be discussing LGBTQ estate planning on a panel at the Out Professionals seminar “Taking Control: Best Practices for LGBTQ Financial, Estate and Tax Planning.

“Join Out Professionals on National Coming Out Day, Wednesday, October 11th, for a dynamic and content-packed panel discussion to learn how financial, estate and tax planning professionals all intertwine to help you and your LGBTQ family take control of truly important aspects of your lives, through:

  • The stages of LGBTQ family development: marriage and cohabitation agreements; adoption and alternative reproduction agreements; how to protect your estate through wills, trusts, healthcare proxies; and what happens if you get divorced

  • Important tax considerations for life events: LGBTQ family development - marriage, having children, buying a house, investing, and career changes

  • Understanding the importance of long-term investing, a discussion about impact & socially responsible investing, what you should expect from your financial advisor in 2017 and the process of comprehensive wealth management

This event will take place on Wednesday, October 11th at OppenheimerFunds, located at 225 Liberty Street in NYC. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for networking and refreshments. Panel and Q&A, 7:00-7:45 p.m. Networking 7:45-9 p.m.  This event is open to the public. Advance registration is required - register here.

Diana on the Grow Big Always Podcast

Diana was honored to recently be a guest on the Grow Big Always podcast with Sam Lawrence:

This heart-melting lawyer will make you rethink non-traditional love

It’s so easy to cast judgement on other people and their relationships. I know I’ve been guilty. It’s so easy to do. I’m also guilty of feeling like our culture is finally getting more open-minded with recent advancements in LGBT rights and our long war on civil rights. But then I look around the media alone and realize just how divided and polarized everyone still is.

To bridge that gap— truly go to the other side and understand what it’s like for people who don’t fit into your perspective of what love should look like— takes a lot. I might not be easy.  The reality is, there are tremendously huge varieties of different kinds of loving relationships besides just married people raising a family. There’s a reason why shows like Modern Family are popular. That platonic, puritanical construct of what marriage and child raising looks like does not map to how the  mass population really lives. Not just in the Western culture but around the world.

As you might guess, the legal protection for non-traditional relationships and non-nuclear families is insanely slow to progress. That’s why people like Diana Adams are so important. They dedicate themselves to fight for the rights of folks that may live outside your view. Diane founded her own law firm that’s focused on same-sex couples, non-nuclear relationships and families. She is very, passionately dedicated to helping form healthy, stable families no matter the love construct. Whether that’s co-parenting, polyamorous families, different same sex configurations— there’s all kinds of ways that love and families come together. In this episode, you’ll hear her talk about some very poignant and personal examples.

Hopefully, you get to the same place I did. That love is love and these families deserve the same level of protection the rest of us have.”

We’re excited about how this interview turned out! Listen to the full episode here!
Diana on the Multiamory Podcast

Diana was recently a guest on the Multiamory podcast to discuss Legal Protections for Polyamorous Families. Listening is a great way to get an overview of resources on this topic!

"The Multiamory crew is thrilled to speak with lawyer Diana Adams, who runs a law firm based in New York and Frankfurt that primarily provides family law and mediation services to the LGBTQ community, polyamorous families, same-sex couples, platonic co-parents, and non-nuclear families. In this episode, we got so much helpful information from Diana, including the many kinds of legal agreements available to polyamorous families, actionable steps poly families and parents can take right now to start protecting themselves, and her predictions for how poly marriage rights and poly parenting rights may be changing on the horizon."

You can watch the full episode on YouTube here, or visit the Multiamory website.
Esther Perel’s New Book: "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity"
Diana’s mentor, hero, collaborator, and friend Esther Perel's new book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity will be released on October 10th.  Esther’s revolutionary work as a therapist (and internationally bestselling author and top TED speaker) helps people find lasting desire in long term relationships, and in this new book, Esther will explore the concept of infidelity, why we consider it the ultimate betrayal, and how we can move forward. Diana is honored to be quoted in the book and looks forward to being part of this cultural conversation. Please join us and preorder it on Amazon today.
Where In the World are Diana and Andy?

Diana travels between New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, managing our European and NY offices, and is available to clients in both regions, with frequent touring of the U.S. and Europe in between. Diana welcomes opportunities to meet with clients and do speaking appearances along her travels.

Diana is currently in New York!  Contact us to schedule a time to meet with Diana to discuss legal representation, mediation, consultation, speaking events, or teaching opportunities.

  • September 15-October 5, 2017: NYC

  • October 6-8, 2017: Diana teaches at Omega Institute’s Women & Power conference in upstate NY

  • October 9-13, 2017: Hudson Valley and Albany Capitol region, NY

  • October 16, 2017: NYC

  • November 11-17, 2017: NYC

  • November 18-26, 2017: Denver, Colorado Springs & Boulder, CO

  • November 27-December 3, 2017: NYC

  • February 26-March 2, 2018: Vancouver, BC

  • March 2-10, 2018: Portland, OR and Seattle, WA

  • March 11-16, 2018: Tampa, FL

  • March 19-30, 2018: NYC

  • June 2018: NYC & Upstate NY

  • August 2018: NYC

Andy is in our office in New York City and available to clients there, and speaking at conferences and events below:

Wishing you and your family,
        in whatever shape it may take,
               joy, solidarity, and resistance,
                    from the team at Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC,
                            Diana, Andy, and Amy
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