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Same Sex Marriage & Divorce

With the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ____, (2015) same-sex couples now have the same privileges, protections, liabilities and obligations as all other married couples. Previously, same- sex couples were at the mercy of arbitrary and sometimes unfriendly law enforcement, judges and magistrates. There is now a well settled body of law that governs child custody, support, domestic violence, alimony and distribution of property acquired during the marriage. Gone are the days of one party forfeiting his interest in a home that he has helped pay for just because his name is "not on the deed." A stepparent will now be able to adopt the biological children of his husband, and will be entitled to ask a court to grant him custody and/or visitation. A wife will be able to ask the court to divide the retirement her spouse accumulated during the marriage.

All this will be uncharted territory for some clients, who never dreamed that marriage equality would become a reality. However, I have over 20 years experience in domestic cases and can advise and advocate for you every step of the way. My staff and I will treat your case with the same respect, attention and skill that, up to this point, clients in opposite-sex marriages have received.

I would be honored to represent ANY person who needs help at the end of a marriage. It is a difficult time under the best of circumstances, but is made worse when one is treated with disrespect or hostility by those in the legal profession who are supposed to be serving our clients.

I can advise you about pre-nuptial agreements before the wedding, and about your rights after being married from 1 month to 11 years. Married gay couples are now to be treated the same under the law in every state, and I am glad to now be able to help them receive the protections and justice they deserve.

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