Our team has the necessary expertise to help you navigate the complexities of LGBTQIA divorce law.
While the legalization of same-sex marriage was a long-awaited victory for the LGBTQIA community as a whole, that doesn’t mean that individual same-sex marriages will always last forever, or that they should. If you no longer feel happy in your marriage, you can turn to our team at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter for help with the divorce process. Due to the complex legal history of same-sex marriage, LGBTQIA divorce can present some unique complications, but rest assured that you can count on our team to help you through every step of the process.
The specific areas where LGBTQIA divorce can get complicated are in spousal support and division of marital assets, as well as in child custody or visitation rights. Because same-sex marriage was not legal nationwide until 2015, the courts can technically disregard anything before then in their calculation of your assets, and the final decision is often left to the discretion of the individual judge. In addition, trouble can also arise when trying to secure custody or visitation rights to non-biological, non-adopted children–even when the second spouse has acted as a parent for years, the courts may still favor the spouse with the paperwork to support their claim. Our team at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter understands how important these issues are, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve the best outcome for your case.
Here at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter, we are proud to serve Matthews, North Carolina and its LGBTQIA community. If you are looking for help with LGBTQIA divorce, we encourage you to reach out to our team.