Same-Sex Divorce Attorney in Methuen, MA
Family Law Attorney Handling LGBT Cases in Boston & Methuen
When same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts in 2004 a new world of legal rights and responsibilities was opened to the state’s same-sex couples. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we help our clients in same-sex relationships and marriages navigate this new legal landscape.
Now that same-sex couples can legally marry throughout the country you are entitled to the same rights at the state level as all other married couples. Our Methuen same-sex divorce lawyer helps our clients account for the differences in state and federal law when the marriage reaches its end.
For your convenience, our firm maintains offices in Burlington, Methuen, and Boston, and is proud to handle same-sex divorce cases across Massachusetts. Contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C. online today to learn more.
Understanding Your Rights Under State & Federal Law
Differences in state and federal law make it important to speak with an experienced Methuen family law attorney about your same-sex divorce. Spousal maintenance, for example, is not tax deductible in a same-sex divorce. This means that your divorce settlement should account for the lack of a deduction in order to be equitable.
Upon divorce, gay, and lesbian couples must consider the same issues of:
When a divorcing same-sex couple has children, there are special issues that must be addressed to protect their well-being. The issues that arise depend on whether children were brought into the family before or during the marriage, and to whom the children are biologically related. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have the necessary experience in handling same-sex divorces and custody disputes to ensure your individual and parental rights are protected.
Answers to Your Same-Sex Divorce Questions
It is important to speak with a qualified lawyer who can lay out the legal issues involved in your same-sex divorce and custody proceeding and get you the outcome you deserve. We are here to guide you through the process.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call us now at (978) 327-5140.
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