LGBTQ Representation/Same-Sex Divorce
With the Supreme Court’s landmark 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the right for same-sex couples to enjoy the opportunities that marriage affords was sustained nationwide, and couples and individuals throughout the country celebrated. However, different states have varying legislation levels to guide the unique concerns of same-sex couples during a divorce or separation. Arizona is one of several states without very many particular laws and protections surrounding same-sex marriages and dissolutions. Furthermore, these couples need to work with a lawyer who understands the particular concerns of same-sex divorce and LGBTQ representation and can utilize the existing laws to ensure that you get full access to their rights.
Arizona is a community property state. All assets acquired during a marriage divide equally in the case of a divorce. This applies to both heterosexual and homosexual couples. Usually, the most complicated issues in divorce revolve around child custody and parental rights. This can be especially true in LGBTQ representation. Adoptions are common, or children may be conceived through third-party reproduction methods. Arizona family law recognizes the parental rights of both parties in an LGBTQ divorce evenly. Also, these factors can add layers of complication, which require a thorough understanding of state regulations, LGBTQ and civil rights issues, and district family law proceedings.
Our legal team has extensive experience in these areas. It can handle your case with understanding and acuity to ensure that you can reach a fair and equitable arrangement for your family.