Guiding Same-Sex Clients Through Divorce
Divorces for same-sex couples often present the same fundamental issues that other divorces do, though important differences arise 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.
Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced divorce attorney at our Salem office.
Property Division In Gay And Lesbian Divorce
Federal law does not recognize same-sex marriage, and therefore other federal laws do not make provisions for people in same-sex marriages. The same-sex partner of a federal employee has no claim on the pension of his or her partner, as an example of the impact this has. There are vastly different federal tax consequences as well.
For a person seeking a same-sex divorce, these differences present challenges but our attorneys have developed countless creative, alternative solutions to protect clients’ rights.
Child Custody And Visitation
If you have a parental relationship with the children of your partner, it may be possible to continue that relationship by obtaining custody or visitation rights. A lawyer at our firm can explain your rights and the potential differences from a traditional custody case that you may face.