Addressing The Complexities Of Same-Sex Couple Divorces
In many ways, a divorce between an LGBT couple is like any other divorce. Many of the same issues are disputed and at stake. However, several key differences can complicate the divorce process.
At TJC • ESQ, we understand the unique obstacles involved with LGBT divorces. We recognize that with the still recent legalization of gay marriage, the property division process can be challenging. Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience and are recognized throughout Rhode Island for our sophisticated, cutting-edge representation. We provide the sound guidance you need.
Assistance With A Wide Array Of Divorce Issues
We can guide you through a wide array of issues you may face in a divorce, including:
- Child custody, visitation schedules, relocation requests and more
- Child support payments, calculated by predetermined state guidelines
- Property and asset division of all assets, debts, real estate and more
- Spousal support or alimony, which can be awarded on an extended or temporary basis
We recognize the value of amicably resolving issues. When disputed issues require litigation, however, we will aggressively pursue your interests in family court.
Knowledgeable In Navigating Property Division Challenges
Rhode Island law requires the property and assets of divorcing couples to be fairly and equitably split. The first step is to establish all property as either marital or separate, before equitably dividing marital property. Marital property is anything earned, acquired or accumulated during the marriage.
While this can naturally become a contested process, LGBT divorces pose another challenge. When a couple was together for decades, but only recently married when the law permitted them to do so, do the same guidelines apply? We can explore this issue with you and fight for what is rightfully yours.
Considerable Experience In Unique, Emotional Situations
When one spouse comes out to the other in a heterosexual marriage, it can lead to a highly emotional divorce. We offer a rational, organized approach throughout a sensitive time. Unfortunately, issues like child custody and support can become particularly disputed throughout these divorces. Sexual preference should not be a parenting issue. We fight to preserve your parent-child relationship and advocate for your long-term interests.
Discuss Your Divorce With A Lawyer
The outcome of a divorce proceeding can significantly affect your quality of life moving forward. Leverage our experience in LGBT divorces to assist with your case. Contact our Providence office to schedule an initial consultation. Call us at 401-400-4254, or send us an email.
TJC • ESQ is now a part of Burns & Levinson, one of the largest and most respected family law firms in the nation. Learn more.