West Hartford Same-Sex Dissolution Attorneys
In October 2008, the state of Connecticut legalized gay marriage. While this is a historic milestone, same-sex couples still do not enjoy many of the same rights and benefits as traditional married couples. This is because the federal government, as well as many state governments still do not recognize same-sex marriage. As a result, same-sex divorce can present complex and unique legal issues for gay and lesbian couples.
Zaslow & Sandler, LLC is a Connecticut family law firm committed to protecting the rights and best interests of same-sex couples. We understand the challenges these couples face and have extensive experience handling the dissolution of civil unions/same-sex marriages.
For more information about the recent legalization of gay marriage and its effect on existing civil unions, please visit Civil Union and Same-Sex Marriage.
To discuss your same-sex divorce with an experienced West Hartford family law and divorce attorney, contact Zaslow & Sandler, LLC at (866) 676-0364 toll-free.
The Challenges of Same-Sex Divorces
Because the federal government and the majority of state governments do not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions, committed gay and lesbian couples from Connecticut do not enjoy the same rights as traditional couples. This lack of recognition can present significant legal obstacles when same-sex couples seek dissolution of their marriage/civil union.
Some of these same-sex divorce issues include:
- Domestic partners cannot file jointly or claim each other as exemptions on federal income taxes. This can play a large factor in property division and child support matters.
- Child custody and child support enforcement may be difficult if you adopted children together and one partner moves to a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriage or civil unions.
We listen to our clients' concerns and advise them of their legal rights when dissolving their marriage or union. As in traditional marriage dissolutions, we help clients understand all aspects of getting a divorce and the legal implications of their decisions.
Contact a West Hartford Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer
To learn more about same-sex rights in Connecticut or to discuss the dissolution of your marriage, please schedule a confidential consultation with an attorney at Zaslow & Sandler, LLC. Call (860) 956-5693 or (866) 676-0364 toll-free. You may also contact us online.