Due to the Supreme Court’s ruling in 2015, same-sex marriage is legal throughout the United States and its territories. This means that same-sex couples have the same legal rights and responsibilities as opposite-sex couples do under the law. One such legal right is that any couple living in Virginia or the District of Columbia may obtain a divorce as long as the party meets the prerequisite domicile and residency requirements.
The divorce process may be complex and difficult, especially so for same-sex or LGBTQ couples since this area of the law is undergoing rapid changes. The attorneys at The Carlberg Law Firm recognize that same-sex couples face the same issues as opposite-sex couples going through a divorce, including:
- Post-Marital Agreements;
- Equitable Distribution;
- Child Custody;
- Child Support; and
- Spousal Support.
Additionally, same-sex couples must consider other legal matters, such as:
- Drafting of pre-marital agreements or prenuptial agreements;
- Titling real property in both parties’ names;
- Drafting of Wills, Advance Medical Directives, and Powers of Attorneys; and
- Adopting of the parties’ child(ren) by the non-biological parent.
The attorneys at The Carlberg Law Firm have had the opportunity to represent a wide range of clients and do not discriminate against our clients. We welcome any gender, creed, race, ethnicity, and religion. Our attorneys will advocate to the best of their abilities to obtain the best results for our clients.