The Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2015 brought marriage equality to all. From that point forward, gay couples had equal rights to marriage and, on a less positive note, the same responsibilities to seek out same-sex divorce advice if the relationship went sour, like about half of all traditional marriages.
The best news on that front is that the issue of same-sex divorce isn’t nearly as confounding as it was just before the Supreme Court finding. The years leading up to Obergefell v. Hodges brought a patchwork quilt of state rulings on gay marriage and divorce.
Some states didn’t recognize same-sex marriage at all, so there was no such thing as same-sex divorce. These couples would, therefore, have to travel out of state both to get their marriages and their divorces. Other states in which same-sex marriage had been legal nonetheless mandated a waiting period before a divorce could be finalized.
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Same sex divorce today is much less complicated for most couples. However, those who made their commitment through civil unions or domestic partnerships because marriage might not have been unavailable to them at the time have sometimes found that the state in which the legal proceeding took place later interpreted the partnerships as being a marriage. In those limited situations, same sex divorce might be the only way of dissolving the union.
For most, your divorce is not likely to be as complicated or infuriating as it might have been in recent years, but you could very well have the same challenges faced by straight couples when their marriages end: division of property and custody of minor children, among others. Put another way, your marriage dissolution might be just as easy or as difficult as that of any couple ending a partnership in America.
Regardless of the exact form of your same sex union, or the issues you might face, you need to consult the services of a divorce attorney as soon as (or before) the relationship ends. A qualified divorce attorney from Blood Law can address all of your questions and help you untangle the legal issues of a relationship you no longer want to be a part of. Once that happens, you can feel less stress and restart your life under your own terms.
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