What You Need to Know About Same-Sex Divorce

Posted by RahaimSaints on May 24, 2017 | Divorce

Rahaim Saints same sex divorce What You Need to Know About Same Sex Divorce

Same-sex divorce might not be as common as its traditional counterpart, but it happens. In fact, it is likely to happen much more in the coming years as same-sex marriages increase. If you are considering this course of action, talk to an attorney with Rahaim and Saints so we can guide you through the process.

Can I Get a Divorce If I’m Gay?

Of course you can. Just because you are gay that doesn’t mean you can’t divorce your partner just like a heterosexual man or woman could. Until recently, however, it was extremely difficult — especially for couples who were married in a state that recognized same-sex unions and then moved to a state that did not.

But if you’re considering a divorce, you’ll need to realize it can be a complex, involved process. A same-sex union is a legally binding document in Delaware. If you want the relationship dissolved, there will be several legal issues you’ll need to address. Here are just a few of them:

  • Alimony
  • Child custody and child support
  • Division of assets and debt
  • Property division
  • Spousal support

Any sort of divorce, whether it’s gay divorce or otherwise, can go one of two ways: it can be acrimonious or it can be amicable. Regardless of the scenario that applies to you, it will be extremely important that you have an experienced attorney working on your behalf to make sure your rights are completely protected.

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If the Divorce Turns Ugly

In many cases, a gay divorce can start out relatively friendly but then quickly turn bitter due to conflict over issues such as property division, child custody and others. You might not have thought that you’d need an attorney but your ex-spouse hired one to be on the safe side. If this is the case, you’ll be at a major disadvantage unless you have an experienced lawyer working on your behalf. But, whether your same-sex divorce turns hostile or not, you’ll still need an attorney working for you to make sure your best interests are preserved.

For example, you might be so emotionally distraught that you’re not thinking clearly about “nuts and bolts” issues such as property division. If you overlook this incredibly important aspect of your divorce, you could be at risk of losing your financial stability. There are also several factors that could affect how your property will be divided. If you don’t know these factors, it could seriously impact your ability to hold on to what you deserve.

Rahaim and Saints has more than two decades of experience in helping people get through the emotional upheaval that can accompany a divorce. If you’re going through this situation, let us handle the process and make sure your rights are protected at every phase. That way, you can turn your focus to moving on with your life and getting past your same-sex divorce.

Please call us at 302-526-4655 or 302-360-8277 or get in touch with us online to schedule a consultation.

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