Divorce For Same-Sex Couples In Massachusetts

Divorces for same-sex couples present the same basic issues that a divorce involving a traditional couple does. There are some important differences, however, when it comes to potential tax consequences, health insurance, child custody and asset division. To protect your rights and assets, you should retain an attorney who is experienced in these issues.

At Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, we represent partners in same-sex divorce actions. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about the financial and tax issues such cases present, and we work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for every client.

Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced Salem same-sex divorce attorney.

Property Division In Gay And Lesbian Divorce

The property settlement you receive upon your divorce will form a financial cornerstone in your life. Our firm will work hard to ensure that your interests are protected during the property division process.

Federal law does not recognize same-sex marriage, and therefore other federal laws do not make any provisions for people in same-sex marriages. That means that the same-sex partner of a federal employee has no claim on the pension of his or her partner, for example. There are vastly different federal tax consequences as well.

For a person seeking a same-sex divorce, these differences present challenges, but these are challenges that can be overcome. Our attorneys are skilled at developing alternative solutions that can protect your rights.

Child Custody And Visitation

If you have a parental relationship with the children of your partner, it may be possible for you to continue that relationship by obtaining custody or visitation rights. A lawyer at our firm can explain your rights and legal options.

Contact A Lawyer

Contact Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, for a consultation about a same-sex divorce.