Navigating The Complexities Of Same-Sex Divorce
Legally, same-sex divorce works in the same way as any other divorce. The end of the marriage will require distribution of marital assets, division of marital debts and settlement of custody issues. However, there are a few issues that can make these divorces a bit complex. Attorney Susan Gray of Susan Gray Law, P.A., has 40 years of experience in family law, and she can help you walk through your same-sex divorce.
Because of the unique nature of these types of divorce cases, you will benefit from having an experienced legal ally who can effectively advocate for you in court and defend your rights throughout the process. Committed to client needs, Susan Gray will work diligently to bring your case to a beneficial conclusion.
Unique Challenges You May Face
Same-sex marriage is now legal across the country, but some aspects of same-sex divorce remain complex. This is particularly true for couples who cohabitated long before marriage or were married in another state before it was legal in North Carolina. The state does not recognize common-law marriage, which can make property division particularly complex if you and your spouse were in a lengthy partnership before marrying.
North Carolina does recognize marriages from out of state. If you married in another state before same-sex marriage was a federal law, it will affect how property division will work in your divorce. Other unique challenges that can arise with same-sex divorce include child custody and visitation for parents who adopted or situations in which only one spouse is a biological parent.
Work With An Attorney Who Cares
Same-sex divorce is complex. You can work with a lawyer committed to your long-term success. Make an appointment to speak with Susan Gray about your case by calling the Winston-Salem law office at 336-701-6521 or here.