Connecticut Same-Sex Divorce Attorney
Connecticut recognized same-sex marriage in 2008, opening the doors for couples to legally recognize their commitment to one another.
With the formal recognition of marriage, same-sex couples can, of course, also get divorced. However, there are still unique challenges.
Same-Sex Divorce in Connecticut and Alimony
Many same-sex couples in Connecticut were together before the state legalized marriage. A wedding date, therefore, does not reflect the time the couple has spent supporting one another.
Connecticut courts date alimony from the start of the legally recognized marriage, not the beginning of the relationship. This means some same-sex couples find the alimony process a difficult one. The right legal help could make the difference between spousal support and no support.
Connecticut Same-Sex Marriage and Children
The children of same-sex couples have the same concerns as any child dealing with the divorce of their parents. However, custody and support issues involving minor children become more complex in same-sex marriages, especially if one parent doesn’t have full legal parental rights.
Until Connecticut takes steps to solve the issues associated with same-sex divorces, a family lawyer experienced in these issues protects you (and your children’s) best interests.
Call (860) 357-9158 or click here to speak to a Connecticut same-sex divorce attorney.