When Same-Sex Couples Are Facing Divorce

When the Supreme Court ruled that marriage was not limited to one man and one woman, it was a great victory for the LGBTQ community. Now the law recognizes the validity of any marriage and allows the same rights and privileges that traditional couples have always enjoyed. However, no Supreme Court ruling can guarantee that any marriage will last forever, and if your marriage is coming to an end, it is critical to work with a lawyer who can protect your interests and help you through the divorce process.

At The Grinnell Firm, PSC, we have extensive experience handling issues involved with divorce for same-sex couples in Lexington, Richmond and Florence, Kentucky. Attorney Eric Grinnell and his entire team focus on protecting clients' rights and interests while providing personalized service throughout their divorces.

Issues That May Come Up In Same-Sex Divorce

Some issues same-sex couples face in divorce are common issues with any marriage ending, but other problems are complicated based on the status of the law and the details of the relationship.

One of the most potentially complex matters is custody of any children. For same-sex couples, custody can be complicated depending on whether both parents have become legal parents through adoption. If not, there are opportunities to petition the court for third-party visitation rights but this is no simple process.

The dissolution itself can become complicated, depending on whether you went through the legal process of marriage or domestic partnership. We also handle matters involving asset division and spousal support arrangements, as well as post-divorce modifications.

Contact The Grinnell Firm, PSC, With Questions ∙ 859-DIV-ORCE (859-348-6723)

Call us today at 859-DIV-ORCE (859-348-6723) to discuss your questions about divorce. You may also submit a form online to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer. We serve clients in Madison County and Winchester and all surrounding areas.

At The Grinnell Firm, PSC, we do everything we can to make the process simpler, less contentious and more efficient whenever possible. In our experience, we have found that couples who choose mediation rather than traditional courtroom litigation get through the process much more efficiently, with less fighting and angst, and they are usually much happier with the process and the result. We can help you through the mediation or traditional divorce process and make sure your rights are protected.