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What Are Your Options to End a Same-Sex Relationship?

If you and your same-sex spouse or partner are seeking a legally-recognized end to your marriage, a divorce attorney may be able to help you find resolution in the family law court where you live.

Divorce laws are complicated for heterosexual couples. Same-sex couples may face additional hurdles and roadblocks as they seek the end of their partnership but the law has come along way in making things less complicated.

As of June 26, 2013 the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was deemed unconstitutional. DOMA prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages as legal.

It is up to each state to determine whether same-sex marriages are legal in their specific state, but if the state deems same-sex marriages to be legal, the federal government now recognizes the union as legal.

In terms of divorce, same-sex couples divorcing in states that recognize their union as legal, now go through the same processes as heterosexual couples divorcing.

Regardless of sexual orientation, divorce is difficult and you don't have to face these struggles alone. Simply fill out the divorce case review form below to connect with an attorney in your area.

Aspects of a Same-Sex Divorce

As divorce laws have evolved in the United States, a number of important factors have been established that can be decided by the divorce court. These include:

  • Division of assets, property and debts
  • Alimony or spousal support
  • Child custody, visitation and support

But if you and your spouse are separating, these are important decisions that could affect your future. Consider:

  • How is custody decided if one or both partners adopted a child?
  • How will assets be divided if you kept separate bank accounts?
  • Will you be able to remarry or enter into another civil union in the future?

If you live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriages, the court can help determine these issues. By working with a local divorce attorney, you can find the answers to these and other questions that will arise in your case.

Get Help with Your Divorce Case Today

If you are ending a your marriage, you have legal rights. A divorce lawyer in your area can help you determine the factors that will help you achieve your long-term goals after your divorce is finalized.

Get the information about how state divorce laws apply to you. Simply fill out our case review form on this page or call 877-349-1310 to connect with a divorce attorney today and take your next step in the divorce process.