Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer
In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to officially recognize that same-sex couples should have the right to marry and enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples. Of course, same-sex marriages, like others, may end in divorce. The help of a skilled and knowledgeable same-sex divorce attorney can be invaluable in gay and lesbian divorce cases.
Attorney Judith A. Wayne helps same-sex couples resolve all divorce-related issues, including:
Call 781-691-9104 to learn more about our law firm’s services and how we can help you.
Understanding Massachusetts Same-Sex Divorce
In all meaningful ways, Massachusetts, as well as all 50 states, gives equal rights to all couples, regardless of sexual orientation. Likewise, the ability to get divorced and the issues presented are the same. The divorce process is the same whether you are in a same sex or opposite sex marriage. This includes the most basic requirement, which is that the couple must have lived together in Massachusetts in order to get divorced here.
Whether you are gay, lesbian, or straight, you may have signed a prenuptial agreement that establishes how the marital estate should be resolved in the event of a divorce. Some gay and lesbian couples signed prenuptial agreements that establish how these issues should be resolved. If such an agreement exists, we will analyze it and make sure your rights are protected.
If you and your spouse can sit down and work together, your amicable divorce can be finalized without the need for litigation. Our founding attorney, Judith Wayne, is a state-certified mediator who is adept at helping couples discuss and work through issues out of court. However, if you expect the divorce to be contested, you can rely on our firm to defend your rights in court.
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Since the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts, we have successfully represented clients throughout Boston, along Massachusetts’ North Shore and as far west at Pittsfield and as far south as Cape Cod and the Islands. Whether gay or straight, the issues in a divorce are very much the same, and we are prepared to represent you with sensitivity as well as competence.
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