Gay LGBT Same Sex Divorce
Gay & Lesbian Divorce Attorneys in Michigan
If you and your partner were legally married or validly entered into a same sex civil union or domestic partnership in Michigan (or another state or country) and you currently reside in Michigan, you can now get divorced in Michigan. Same sex couples have the same rights. The judge will not grant a divorce unless you and your spouse have resolved every aspect of your relationship, including division of assets and debts, alimony, child support, child custody and visitation.
Michigan is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that the spouse that is asking for the divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. The only thing you need to say that “There has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.”
If your partner has taken the initiative steps to file for divorce and has you served with complain for divorce papers, you need to make sure you understand your rights and your obligations. One of the first things you need to do is to file a response to the complaint you were served with within 21 days of being served in person. If you do not then you could forfeit some of your rights. Call us if you have questions!
At DivorceEx, we are poised at the forefront of the developing area of gay and lesbian family law. Today, same-sex marriage is legal and recognized in Michigan, but this means that the area of same-sex divorce law is new and is still being explored. However, the issues which exist in heterosexual divorce are essentially the same in a homosexual divorce, such as custody, equitable distribution, maintenance, and child support. Thus, it is imperative when considering your options in same-sex divorce to speak with our experienced lawyers who recognize even the subtlest of nuances that make a gay and lesbian divorce or legal separation unique.
We strive to support our clients through concerns regarding asset division, child custody and other divorce-related matters. In addition, we are a compassionate and professional team who will advocate for you to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive what you’re entitled to under the laws.