Same Sex Divorce – Maryland Divorce Attorney – Family Law Lawyer
Since January 1, 2013, same sex marriage has been legal in the state of Maryland, which highlighted a pivotal movement to equality rights and a huge milestone for gay activists. But like other marriages and domestic partnerships, the relationship might not work out and those in it may seek divorce as a solution.
Divorce is a difficult and stressful time and if you find yourself in a marriage that needs to end, contact us so we can answer all your questions and stand by your side. There are a lot of complications that you may not be aware of. For instance, you may not know how to file the papers, what the court hearing is like, how to divide property, etc but we’re experts on same sex divorce and can guide you in the right direction to move on with your life. Our attorneys are dedicated to take the time to learn about your situation and goals to execute on a strategic plan. Divorce can get ugly and and there are consequences to every strategic move so contact a specialist who knows what to do.
Because same sex marriage is treated the same as heterosexual marriage in the state of Maryland, you must meet the same residency requirements. If the grounds for divorce occurred in Maryland, at least one spouse must currently live in Maryland and if the grounds occurred out of the state, at least one spouse must have been living in the state for at least the past 12 months. Other legal issues like distribution of property, spousal support, child support and custody will also be addressed.
Maryland law does not govern the distribution of federal employee benefits like pensions and retirement accounts. That can’t be distributed until the federal government fully recognizes gay marriage. At The Burton Firm, we know how to to help LGBT clients find their way through these difficult obstacles.
Contact us today if you and your partner are seeking a divorce and need help with other same sex family law issues.