Addressing All Aspects Of Same-Sex Divorce
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the right to legally wed is a Constitutional protection that extends to gay and lesbian couples all over the country. In California, where gay marriage has been legal since 2013, past obstacles that arose due to the conflict between federal and state laws are now lifted and same-sex couples may find dissolution of marital bonds simpler.
At The Koblin Family Law Center in Pleasanton, we handle all issues related to LGBT divorce, including but not limited to:
- Child custody
- Property and debt division
- Spousal support/alimony
- Domestic violence
Same-Sex Divorce Can Still Bring Unique Challenges
The division of assets, including real property and financial holdings, is a complex procedure. This is especially true for couples who cohabited for years before gay marriage was legalized.
Child custody issues are also made more complex in situations where neither parent has biological ties to the children in the family. Moreover, gay and lesbian couples that chose domestic partnerships to establish a long-term union prior to 2013 may find it difficult to dissolve these partnerships in other states. For these reasons, same-sex couples should still seek legal help when getting a divorce.
Our lawyers are experienced in working with same-sex couples who find themselves in the difficult place of ending long-term relationships. Let us help you find an equitable and satisfactory settlement so that you can move on with your life.
Ending Domestic Partnerships In California
Our law firm also provides assistance in terminating or dissolving domestic partnerships. Terminating the partnership is a matter of filing necessary paperwork, and our attorneys can facilitate the procedure, making sure that you meet the legal requirements. We will petition the court on your behalf, then engage in negotiations with the other party or marshal our resources for an adversarial trial.
Our lawyers are sensitive to these issues, as well as others that may occur during your divorce. We will advise you on the best ways to deal with your particular concerns.
Let Us Guide You Through Your Divorce
Please contact our office in Pleasanton, California, at 925-298-2961 to speak with one of our attorneys about any of the special issues that may arise during your same-sex divorce. We are ready and able to help.