Same-Sex Divorce Attorneys In Salem

Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. Since 2004, thousands of same-sex couples have tied the knot here.

Along with the ability to marry also comes the possibility of divorce. Massachusetts law allows same-sex couples to pursue divorce under the same process and legal standards as heterosexual couples.

The Challenges Of Same-Sex Divorce Cases

In many ways, same-sex divorces are often far more complex than those involving heterosexual couples. They can involve novel legal issues that have not been fully considered and sorted out in the courts. Challenges often arise regarding various aspects of divorce such as residency requirements, property division and alimony — all of which can become complicated if you lived in a jurisdiction that did not recognize your marriage.

Additionally, the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down key provisions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) leaves open questions that can come into play during same-sex divorce proceedings.

Experienced In Navigating The Nuances Of Same-Sex Divorce

At Tangusso & Lambert, a family law firm in Salem, our attorneys handle same-sex divorces for clients throughout eastern Massachusetts. With nearly four decades of combined experience in family law, our lawyers understand the nuances involved in these cases. We remain up-to-date on the latest legal developments in this new and frequently changing area of law.

We can readily anticipate the hurdles and ambiguities that frequently arise in same-sex divorce cases, and we are skilled at crafting strong legal arguments to advance our clients’ interests.

Step-By-Step Legal Guidance

In any divorce case, including lesbian and gay divorces, the emotional difficulties can be compounded by uncertainties about the legal process. Our lawyers provide compassionate guidance to help alleviate clients’ burdens. We can walk you through what to expect and provide the legal advice you need to make wise decisions. As family law professionals, we dedicate our practice almost exclusively to this area of law, and we bring decades of time-tested experience to every case.

When it comes to same-sex divorce, you need a legal advocate who understands the intricacies of this evolving area of law. Contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation with our family law professionals.