Legally speaking, a divorce involving a same-sex couple is the same as for those in traditional marriages. It presents the same issues and challenges: marital property and debts must be divided. The couple may have to reach an agreement on the provision of spousal support. If there are children in the marriage, child custody and visitation issues must be resolved.
Gay and Lesbian Divorce Representation
At the Cranston firm of Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, we are committed to helping our clients obtain divorces and resolve related matters in the most positive way possible. When we represent you, our goal will be to help you obtain a divorce in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner, while protecting your rights at all times.
We can review your situation, explain the divorce process and discuss issues that are unique to your marriage. Our lawyers will then develop an overall divorce strategy and begin resolving particular issues in your case.
Same-Sex Parental Issues
While in most respects divorces involving gay or lesbian couples are the same as in any other marital dissolution case, there can be issues that require special attention by your divorce attorney:
Relocation out of state — A divorced person with custody or visitation rights who relocates to a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage may face obstacles when seeking to exercise those rights. However, if you have legally adopted the child, those rights can be enforced. Our attorneys can advise you.
LGBT-Friendly Family Law Attorneys Serving Rhode Island
Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum has a long record of service to the people of Rhode Island. This legacy includes the provision of advice, services and representation to people from all walks of life, including gay, lesbian and transgender individuals. We provide compassionate, understanding counsel to people experiencing the stress and uncertainty that accompanies the divorce process. We want to help you make a successful transition to life after divorce.
Contact an Attorney
To schedule a consultation with a same-sex divorce attorney in the Providence area, contact Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum.