Metro West Same-Sex Domestic Relations Lawyer
While the process of filing a Complaint for Divorce, Modification, Custody or Contempt is generally the same for all couples, the law has not yet fully adapted to accommodate or understand the needs of the GLBTQ community. For example, many legal forms are still formatted to apply only to traditional families, and the Massachusetts General Laws have not been amended to specifically address the treatment of children born of a same-sex marriage as it pertains to their custody and support. On the other hand, case law has established standards for determining the length of a marriage in situations where the parties were previously unable to wed legally, as well as the rights and obligations of non-biological parents . Courts have also acknowledged the financial implications of transfers incident to a divorce as they relate to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
In addition to being familiar with the legal intricacies surrounding same-sex and GLTBQ domestic relations matters, your attorney should be experienced in representing and working with non-traditional families. At the Law Office of Leila J. Wons, we are sensitive to the needs of Gay, Lesbian and non-traditional partners and have assisted many same-sex couples. Contact us to learn more about your specific needs and how we may be able to help.
Experienced Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Divorce Lawyer
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We can help with any family law issue - from alimony to paternity. Please call 508-986-9406 or send our lawyer an e-mail to schedule an initial appointment.