Resolving 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 face 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.

If you are a same-sex couple facing a family law concern, call 412-339-2499 to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced Pittsburgh lawyers understand the unique intricacies of same-sex family law cases and can help you confidently pursue a favorable solution.

Experienced Representation Dissolving Relationships

If you and your partner are not married and are ending the relationship, we can represent you in the legal aspects of dissolution such as property division, child custody and child support. If you had a domestic partnership agreement or similar document in place, we will determine how it applies 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 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 complex for same-sex parents whether they are married or unmarried. These cases can be contentious and difficult, so it is especially important to have an attorney on your side who understands the custody laws as they pertain to same-sex couples.

Prepare For The Future With An Estate Plan

All adults should have an estate plan, but it is especially important for those in LGBT families to have legal documents in place to properly protect and distribute assets, ensure that 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.

Contact Us For Qualified Guidance

We represent clients throughout Allegheny County and the surrounding area. For a free consultation with one of our same-sex couple family law lawyers, please call 412-339-2499, or contact us online. Our qualified attorneys will work with you to develop case goals and use either skilled negotiation or assertive litigation tactics to pursue your interests.