Gay Marriage Is Legal In Pennsylvania — And So Is Gay Divorce
Until May 20, 2014, Pennsylvania did not allow same-sex marriage — only “domestic partnerships.” This meant that gay couples who had been married in other states and wanted a divorce could not do so, unless one of the spouses moved to another state to establish residency. Now that Pennsylvania allows gay marriage, gay spouses seeking divorce have the same financial, custody and other rights that heterosexual couples do.
Whereas before, one same-sex partner could be left without money or access to children and no legal recourse after a split, the law now provides an official framework to divide assets and other common aspects of a previously shared life.
Comprehensive Services For All Aspects Of Divorce
At the Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC, in Rockledge, Pennsylvania, we provide informed counsel to same-sex clients seeking divorce, whether they were originally married in this or another state. We can clarify the rights of same-sex clients about all aspects of divorce, including:
- Property rights
- Asset division
- Child custody issues
As with all our clients, we also encourage our same-sex divorce clients to participate in alternative dispute resolution in order to resolve any conflicts that may arise in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.
Assisting Same-Sex Couples Through The Adoption Process
If you are considering adopting a child into your household, it is critical to involve a dedicated and passionate lawyer who understands the laws in this area. Our attorneys will explain the entire process to you and show you which path is best for your family based on your unique goals.
Call For An Initial Consultation
If you are a married same-sex couple in Pennsylvania with questions about divorce or adoption, do not hesitate to contact our law firm online or call us at 215-392-0849 for an appointment for a 10-minute conversation. We also offer a two-hour consultation for a very reasonable fee. Our office is located in Rockledge.