Much like no two relationships are alike, no two divorces are exactly the same either. While the divorce issues present might be similar, the unique factors of the union means that divorce is unique to the couple. With regard to same-sex divorces, these relationships are dissolved similarly to opposite-sex marriages; however, matters distinct to their union could give rise to very specific issues when the couple was not married but the relationship dissolves.
Same-sex dissolution issues
At Beroes Law Group, our attorneys understand that a relationship dissolution is difficult and emotional no matter the circumstances. However, when property and family law matters must be addressed, it can make an already-difficult matter more challenging. This is why our law firm uses its expertise in family law, helping parents to reach a resolution while also preserving their rights and interests.
While some same-sex unions may involve a domestic partnership agreement, not all couples decide to use this or other similar documents. Thus, a couple may be faced with the credibility of the document or determining how property will be divided and how child custody will look.
Child custody matters
Married or unmarried, same-sex or opposite-sex, child custody matters are often emotional and contentious. However, when a couple is unmarried and a child was adopted or biologically related to one parent because they are in a same-sex partnership, reaching a custody agreement can be complicated.
Thus, it is important that you fully understand your legal rights in the matter. Additionally, the best interests of the child are paramount in the matter, making it possible to reach a wide range of agreements when it comes to custody, visitation and support.
Child custody matters in a same-sex dissolution can be complex. Often, parents may have worked out potential custodial issues in the event of a split; however, this is not the automatic end result. Whether a child entered the union through adoption or with one parent being the biological parent, it is imperative that you fully understand your legal options and parental rights in the matter.