Same-Sex Domestic Relations
Help from Glen Burnie Same-Sex Family Law Attorneys
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Maryland since 2013 due to the Civil Marriage Protection Act. At Ward & Co., Chtd., we are proud to provide representation to all people: individuals, couples, and families of all gender orientations. Please feel free to contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation with one of our domestic partnership lawyers in Glen Burnie.
Reach out to the team at (410) 775-5955 to begin.
Same-Sex Domestic Partnership & Marriage
The divorce process for married same-sex couples is the same as for heterosexual couples. Both parties require representation to ensure a smooth and fair dissolution of the union.
For domestic partnerships, there are legal agreements that can be drawn up that aid unmarried couples who cohabitate, whether of the same or different sexes. The agreement defines and articulates each party’s property rights, leaving no room for ambiguity. This way, in the case of separation, there are greatly diminished chances of confusion or difficulty when dividing the assets and debts. Our Glen Burnie family law attorneys often create these domestic partnership agreements for our clients and are able to dissolve them smoothly and easily if the couple separates.
Regardless of if a same-sex or heterosexual couple is married or in a domestic partnership, we are able to assist in the whole spectrum of family law proceedings, including:
We encourage the couples that are in a domestic partnership not only to create a domestic partnership agreement, but also a more comprehensive estate plan. There are attorneys at our firm who are able to help in this process: creating wills, trusts, and other legal tools that help guarantee a smooth future for your family, no matter what happens. It is better to over prepare and overprotect so that your family is always treated fairly by the law.
If you are currently navigating any of the situations described above or are in need of more information, do not hesitate to contact us at (410) 775-5955. We look forward to getting in touch with you.