Handling All Types Of Family Law And Estate Planning Matters For Same-Sex Couples

At Beroes Law Center, we welcome all people, including gay and lesbian individuals and families. We understand the unique legal needs of our LGBT clients. We have experience with same-sex family law issues and estate planning matters.

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Pennsylvania, as it is throughout the rest of the country. However, some of the laws that pertain to same-sex couples can be hard to understand due to their complexity and various applications. When couples are facing a same-sex family law issue, such as divorce or dividing property when a couple was not married, they need an experienced attorney. Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined legal experience and are prepared to work hard to find a solution for you.

Experienced Representation In All Situations

If you and your partner are not married and are ending the relationship, we can represent you in the legal aspects of the dissolution such as property division, alimony, and child custody and child support. If you had a domestic partnership agreement or similar document in place, we will determine how it will apply to you.

  • Property division: When a couple is not married but living together, the situation can become complicated if the relationship ends. The question often is "who gets what?" Our firm provides skilled guidance through these situations, including for unmarried couples who purchased a house or other property together. These cases can be very contentious and difficult, so it is especially important to have an attorney on your side who not only understands the laws as they pertain to same-sex, unmarried couples, but has experience in these types of matters.
  • Custody matters: Child custody is typically complex for same-sex parents whether they are together or they end the relationship. When one person has a baby, the nonbiological parent must file for standing if they separate. Then that parent can file for custody if they did not adopt the child prior to the separation. We can represent you in the adoption process if necessary.

Prepare For The Future With An Estate Plan

All adults should have an estate plan, but it is especially important for LGBT families to have legal documents in place to properly protect and distribute assets, ensure property passes to their intended beneficiaries, set up guardianships for minor children and give their partners or children the right to take care of their finances and health care if they are incapacitated.

We will help you create a will, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives, making sure they are in accordance with any existing family law documents, deeds/titles and financial accounts.

Speak With A Lawyer Today

We represent clients throughout Allegheny County and the surrounding area. For a free consultation, please call 412-339-2499, or contact us online.