Massachusetts Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers
While the rules governing divorce, child custody, alimony, custody and property division are technically the same, whether both parties are opposite sex or same sex, applying the laws to GLBT couples is not always a straightforward process.
Same-Sex Divorce in Worcester County
The attorneys at the Worcester office of Massachusetts Family Law Group (MFLG) help same-sex couples divorce. As we do with heterosexual clients, we always try to file first. This gives our client a competitive edge and activates an automatic restraining order to prevent dissipation of assets. Then we move to the discovery phase, exchanging mandatory documents that verify the parties' financial positions. As with any divorce, we file motions and can seek temporary orders for custody and support.
Clients of MFLG enjoy a particular advantage in the Worcester County Probate and Family Court. Because our lawyers appear in these courtrooms almost every day, we know the preferences of the individual judges and can anticipate how they might respond to motions and proposals. The courts in Worcester County are extremely busy; therefore, we structure our cases for maximum efficiency — an approach that is often appreciated by the judges.
GLBT Divorce — There Is a Difference
The United States Tax Code provides benefits for heterosexual married couples that are not available to GLBT couples. Although federal tax issues represent the biggest difference between same-sex and heterosexual divorce, divorcing GLBT couples should also be aware of retirement and pension benefit issues. Because our Worcester lawyers stay on top of this evolving area of the law, clients can be confident that they are receiving sound advice and skilled representation.
Learn More About Gay and Lesbian Divorce
Contact our Worcester same-sex divorce attorneys to learn what we can do and to get information about your rights and options. Find out how the courts treat the date of marriage for purposes of calculating support and property division. When is a child of a same-sex couple considered a child of the marriage for child support purposes? If the parties are not married, and no adoption takes place, what rights do the parties have?
At the Worcester office of Massachusetts Family Law Group, we have the experience to come up with family law solutions that work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in same-sex relationships. No matter what challenge you're faced with, you can be confident in our ability to resolve it.
As one of the biggest divorce law firms in Worcester and Central Massachusetts, we are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We are armed with Blackberries and state-of-the-art technology. Call us toll free at (800) 970-LAWYER.