Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC
November 2019 Newsletter
Diana Adams (R) with CBS News Anchor Tanya Rivero (L)
Greetings from Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC!

Greetings, and happy November! Thank you for subscribing to the newsletter for Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC. This newsletter keeps you informed about the legal and activism work we are doing to support LGBTQI, polyamorous, chosen families, and families of all kinds!

In this newsletter:

  • Diana on CBS News as a Legal Analyst Regarding Non-Monogamous Families!
  • “When the Rainbow Breaks: Queer Divorce 101” - November 12th in NYC
  • Chosen Family Law Center: Updates
  • Seeking Interns/Externs for Summer 2020 & thereafter
  • Where in the World Is Our Team?
Diana on CBS News as a Legal Analyst
regarding Non-Monogamous Families!

In October, Diana had the incredible honor to appear on CBS news as a legal analyst to millions across the country and across the world!

Diana was interviewed about our legal practice as part of a CBSN Originals 23-minute documentary on consensually non-monogamous partnerships and families: Speaking Frankly: Non-monogamy 

Following that, Diana had a one-on-one interview with CBS news anchor Tanya Rivero to more fully discuss the challenges for non-monogamous and LGBTQ+ families, including child custody, immigration and health insurance. You can view that interview here: Diana Adams on “Legal Hurdles in Non-Monogamous Relationships

After Diana has spent over a decade on legal advocacy for those non-monogamous relationships, its heartening to see the topic get this mainstream recognition. We hope this is just the beginning- and that Diana has more opportunities to serve as a legal analyst!

“When the Rainbow Breaks: Queer Divorce 101”
November 12th in NYC

On November 12, there will be a FREE Event at The Norwood Club in NYC designed to educate attendees about queer divorce and mingle with top LGBTQ lawyers, mental health professionals, financial professionals.  Andy and Diana are both members of the sponsoring organization LGBTQI Family Professionals of NY and recommend this event for attorneys and others looking to gain cultural competency with LGBTQIA+ legal matters, as well as those looking for personal information on divorce options for LGBTQIA people, such as mediation, collaborative law, or litigation.  

There will also be a lovely catered networking reception!

Space is limited and we’re almost full!  Register here:

Chosen Family Law Center: Updates

Our non-profit, Chosen Family Law Center, Inc., is up and running to support LGBTQ+ families, polyamorous families, and other chosen and underserved families with legal support, public education, and professional training for lawyers, mental health professionals and others to make sure these communities have access to culturally competent services they deserve.  

To follow along and see what we’re doing over there, we have a separate quarterly newsletter for CFLC updates. Please sign up for the CFLC newsletter HERE and follow up on social media (FB, twitter) to hear about our work.

Seeking Interns and Externs for Summer 2020 and thereafter

Internships and externships are available for Summer 2020 at Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, and also our nonprofit Chosen Family Law Center, Inc., both based in Brooklyn, with practices in LGBTQ/nontraditional family law. 

Our Internships and Externships are appropriate for 2nd or 3rd year law students and recent law graduates with background in family law. The internship, or externship, involves hands-on training in family law practice and LGBTQ family practice with direct supervision and mentoring. We offer these every semester, and are also looking for externs for Falll 2020, Spring 2021, and onward.

Current DALM cases include collaborative divorce mediation, sperm donor agreements, lesbian second parent adoption, child support litigation and negotiation, premarital agreements after mediation, child custody litigation, and adjustment of status for LGBTQ immigrants. 

Full application instructions for each are here:


Please pass this on to your students and colleagues!

Where in the World is Our Team?

To check our team’s schedule at any time, check our website.

Diana's Schedule:
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. When not stated below, Diana is in Frankfurt, Germany seeing clients in that region in person and clients around the world via videoconference. If you’d like to schedule a meeting with Diana please contact us.

  • January 2020: NYC, dates TBD
  • March or April  2020: NYC, dates TBD
  • June 2020: NYC - *Booking for pride events!* - dates TBD
  • Aug 11-14, 2020: Washington, DC for Lavender Law conference:
  • Aug 15-24, 2020: In NYC
  • October-November, 2020: NYC, dates TBD

Andy’s Schedule:
Andy Izenson is in our office in New York City and unless otherwise noted below, he is available to clients there.

Bill’s Schedule:
Bill Singer is based in his New Jersey office unless otherwise noted below, and available to clients there and in NYC.

  • December 5, 2019: Presenting “Estate Planning for the Modern Family” to the Greater Middlesex/Somerset County Estate Planning Council.

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, Bill, Andy, and Amy
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No information herein constitutes legal advice. If you would like to seek legal advice from Diana Adams Law & Mediation, please request a consultation.

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