If you are thinking of divorcing your spouse or need help with some other family law matter, you need an attorney who understands the always-changing procedures surrounding LGBT family law.
At Cianci Law, PC we represent clients in all types of situations, ranging from simple divorces where the couple is in agreement on the major issues to complicated situations and highly contested cases.
California recognizes no-fault divorce, and the state’s community property laws are designed to ensure fairness in property division. The issues that arise in the divorce process are similar, regardless of the sexual orientation of the couple.
Issues that may need to be addressed include:
The requirements for filing for divorce apply equally to heterosexual and LGBTQ divorce cases. You or your spouse must have lived in the state for six months prior to filing, and you must have lived in the county in which you filed for at least three months.
Prior to same-sex marriage becoming legal, couples often entered into domestic partnerships. Like marriage, domestic partnerships are legally recognized in the state of California. If you are bound by both marriage and a domestic partnership, dissolution will be required for both. An LGBT family lawyer can help.
In addition, many LGBTQ+ couples are together for many years before marriage, accruing assets and property together. This may present unique challenges for property division in the divorce process. Our same-sex divorce attorneys in Roseville have the legal knowledge required to represent clients in challenging and complicated situations.
As same-sex marriage has become legal in all 50 states, lesbian and gay divorce becomes inevitable. The law offers the same rights and protections to all divorcing couples, including heterosexual and same-sex marriages. If you are considering divorce or your spouse has already filed, call Cianci Law, PC today.
When you are ready to discuss your options, dial (916) 797-1575 to speak with an LGBT divorce attorney near you.
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