Para-Kin Gifts

Debra L. Chernick, Esq. was recently featured in an article by  the RI Bar Association about the origin and usage of the para-kin terminology.  Below is an excerpt from the Rhode Island Bar Journal
Source: Rhode Island Bar Association Volume 59. Number 4. January/February 2011 |   Download Excerpt page 39 here


Attorney Debra L. Chernick sat in a local hospital emergency room, anxiously trying to finish the formality of intake paperwork, allowing her to meaningfully participate in the care of her longtime partner. Acquaintance, friend, or spouse, nothing accurately described their relationship. The absence of a legally-recognized relationship suddenly became a barrier. As alarming as it was to realize she didn’t have any legal standing to make decisions on her partner’s behalf, it wasn’t until months later that a possible solution came to her. “My  life partner resolved some household catastrophe, and I turned to him and said, ‘Honey, you are as wonderful as any para-hubby could be!’” From her experience and this domestic interaction, came the idea for a term that could answer not only Deb’s dilemma, but also a situation faced by many other people, in a word, para-kin.”


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6 Responses to “Para-kin in the RI Bar Journal”

  1. jiff says:

    It’s tough to locate knowledgeable individuals on this topic, but you sound like you realize what you’re talking about! Thanks

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  3. Anonymous says:

    It was really inspiring I loved it, thanks a ton to bring me back and closer to my real self and my family.

    • Para-Kin says:

      You are so welcome. If using the Para-kin terms can help just one family communicate or identify the love between family, then this concept is a success! thanks for writing.

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