Handling Same Sex Marriage Concerns and Domestic Partnership Agreements
Many issues arise when non-traditional couples, including same sex and unmarried couples decide to separate or divorce. Like their more traditional husband and wife counterparts, same sex or unmarried couples share concerns of property division, parental rights, child custody and more.
We welcome clients from non-traditional lifestyles. Drawing upon our experience of more than 25 years as a family law attorneys, we provide divorce representation to same sex couples and establish and dissolve cohabitation and domestic partnership agreements.
Divorce for Same Sex Couples in Massachusetts
In 2004, the state of Massachusetts began to recognize gay marriage – the right of same sex couples to marry. As with any marriage comes the potential for divorce. At our firm, we see all couples, regardless of sex, as equals when it comes to the dissolution of marriage. We recognize that non-traditional couples face concerns involving:
- Property division
- Allocation of debt
- Alimony/spousal support
- Parental rights and obligations regarding child custody and visitation and child support
- Continuation of health benefits
- Tax considerations
Representation for Unmarried Parents
Times have changed greatly in the last 50 years. Unmarried parents, once considered taboo, are now a widely accepted part of today’s society. When a child’s parents decide to end their romantic relationship, it may be necessary to work out child custody and visitation agreements as well as child support orders. We are readily available to assist single parents in protecting their parental rights and the best interests of their children.