Worcester Same Sex Marriage Attorney
Legal Same Sex Marriage in Worcester
In our state, same sex marriage licenses have been issued to couples since 2004. In that year we were the first state to legalize same sex marriages and were inundated with couples from our state and other states wishing to legalize their relationships. Since that time, as can be expected, some of the marriages have failed, prompting the need for divorce actions. If you are considering a divorce and you are married to someone of your own sex, we welcome your contact. At Kovacs Law, P.C., our knowledgeable Worcester divorce lawyer is ready to assist you and provide you with the kind of individualized attention that we are proud to offer at our small, boutique type law firm. During this stressful time in your life, the last thing you need is to be treated like "just a file number" by your attorney and if you retain our services, you can be assured that you won't be!
Same Sex Marriage Lawyer in Worcester
On the surface, a same sex divorce appears much like a traditional, opposite sex divorce. The laws regarding child support and spousal support, child custody and division of marital property are not different when same sex marriages fail. However, perhaps owing to the relative newness of same sex marriages, there are a number of significant issues associated with such divorces. Some of them include:
- Issues related to the length of your residence in Massachusetts
- Lack of your marriage's recognition in most other states
- DOMA limiting tax benefits and other protections to same sex marriages
- Uncertainty about your parental status and rights
- Issues related to the length of your marriage vs. the total length of your relationship
- Lack of health insurance benefits and limited estate planning advantages
As you can see, divorce between persons of the same sex can quickly become a snarl of questions, worries and uncertainties and requires representation from an experienced attorney who is able to unravel the mess and come up with a win.
To retain a top-notch law firm with the know-how and experience you need to get the results you deserve, contact a Worcester attorney versed in the laws surrounding same sex marriages, immediately.