Aimee Bouchard

Business/Group: Aimee K. Bouchard, Attorney at Law, Transcending Boundaries INC Location: Western Massachusetts Personal Website: Biography: As a solo attorney practicing in Western Massachusetts, Aimee is a polyamorous, kink, and queer friendly professional who focuses on child welfare, domestic relations, and basic estate planning. She is a member of the bar in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. Aimee is also on the board of Transcending Boundaries INC, an education, activism, and support group for persons whose sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity, sex, or relationship style do not fit within the binary confines of male or female, gay or straight, monogamous or single. Specialties: Child Welfare, Domestic relations, Custody, and basic estate planning with a special interest in providing legal services to persons with alternative lifestyles. Contact: Published Works: co-author Growing Old Together: Estate Planning Concerns for the Aging Same Sex Couple, Western New England Law Review, Vol. 30 pg 713 (Spring 2008)

Dec 132013
If I come out about my alternative lifestyle, can I lose my job?

by Aimee Bouchard

There are many ways to “come out.” Whether you transgender, bisexual, lesbian or gay, polyamorous, kinky, etc, there may come a time when you find it necessary to be more open about the fact that your lifestyle may not fit society’s norms.

Sep 102013
Paperwork Protection for Alternative Relationships

by Aimee Bouchard

Not everyone has the opportunity, or even the desire, to get married. This is especially true for those of us who may practice an alternative style of relationship. However, there are a few simple documents that can help create a legally binding tie to your partners and help protect you and your loved ones in an emergency. It is never too early to start planning for the future.

Polyamory and Bigamy

 Posted by on April 11, 2013
Apr 112013
Polyamory and Bigamy

By Aimee Bouchard

I’ll admit it, I really enjoyed the TLC documentary series “Sister Wives,” which recently aired its first season finale. For those who didn’t catch it, Sister Wives followed a polygamous Mormon family in Utah.

Mar 092011

By Aimee Bouchard

On Wednesday February 23, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would no longer defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.1

The decision not to defend DOMA was in relation to two pending cases Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States. The argument in both of these cases is that it is an unconstitutional Equal Protection violation for the federal government to designate which marriages it will consider valid.

The Canadian Battle over Polygamy

 Posted by on February 5, 2011
Feb 052011

By Aimee Bouchard

Canada is in the midst of a long legal battle addressing the constitutionality of a federal law banning plural marriage. Oral evidence began in the British Columbian Supreme Court in November 2010 and is still ongoing. The main focus of this court case has been a small Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints community in Bountiful, British Columbia.