Same-Sex Divorce Attorneys in Newport Beach, CA
Representing Members of the LGBTQIA Community in Family Law Matters
June 16, 2008 is a date that has gone down in American history. This is when clerks in certain California counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Since then, the right of same-sex couples to legally marry has been disputed time and time again, but in 2013 the Supreme Court upheld California’s right to allow same-sex marriage. Finally, in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot prevent same-sex marriage.
Same-sex couples also have the right to end their marriage, in accordance with California’s divorce laws. Thomas Law Offices provides skilled legal representation to same-sex couples in divorce and separation proceedings, and to members of the LGBTQIA community in all areas of family law. Whether you are considering divorce, need to resolve a custody or visitation dispute, or want to draft a prenuptial agreement before your marriage, our Newport Beach family lawyers can help. Attorney Kendra Thomas is a Certified Family Law Specialist and can effectively address any legal issue related to marriage, domestic partnerships, children, and the family unit.
For experienced and compassionate legal counsel, call (949) 799-3357. We have offices in Newport Beach and Woodland Hills and represent clients across Southern California.
Resolving Every Aspect of Your Same-Sex Divorce
You must face sensitive and complex issues in any divorce. Our Newport Beach same-sex divorce attorneys can help you deal with matters involving:
- Property and asset division
- Child custody and visitation rights
- Spousal support
Whether we can facilitate an out-of-court agreement with your spouse through mediation or another collaborative approach, or if we must represent your interests in a contested divorce in court, you can rely on our skill, expertise, and commitment to seeking the best possible resolution.
Exception to Residency Requirements for Same-Sex Couples
If you live outside of California, in a state where same-sex marriage is not recognized, you can file for divorce or separation here in California. You must file in the county in which you were married, but the court may not have the authority to make orders about spousal support, property division, and child custody and support. We can help you address this unique situation, no matter where you live.
Contact Thomas Law Offices today at (949) 799-3357 for a confidential consultation and review of your same-sex divorce or separation.
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