Same Sex Divorce In CALIFORNIA

Westlake Village LGBT Divorce Lawyer


As of January 2014, same sex marriage was legal in sixteen countries and seventeen states, including California.  

One of the most heavily debated issues in our current legal and political systems is the right of same-sex couples to be legally married and granted the rights and privileges that are associated with a legally-recognized union. California has been at the forefront of many of these discussions. For same-sex couples who have been married in California or elsewhere, the process of seeking a divorce can be quite complicated, as the law has not been set on how such cases are to be handled.

If you are one of those couples and have since encountered rocky times, pursuing a divorce might be the smartest decision you can make. It is imperative that you remember that if you remain married, registered or partnered, you are legally and financially bound to your partner.

If you are considering a separation or divorce in your same-sex union or marriage, contact the compassionate and experienced Law Offices of Bobette Fleishman, for legal counsel and representation in this emotionally trying time.

Some of the issues that are typically considered in divorce proceedings are:

  • The division of property and land purchased jointly
  • The division of art collections and other substantial valuables
  • Debt incurred jointly
  • IRA accounts, savings accounts
  • Motor vehicles
  • Length of time spent together

It is emotionally difficult to come to the decision to dissolve a marriage and a divorce has the potential to be financially ruinous. To avoid being subject to needlessly adverse divorce-related effects, it is important that you consult with a skilled and experienced attorney.

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