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Same Sex Divorce

Today, we focus on seven things to know if you are going through a same-sex divorce. Luckily the process is the same ask it should be. Just so you are in the know if you are considering your relationship to be over.


However, you will find some insights to think about when going through the motions below.

1) Every state in the US processes child support, child custody, and division of marital assets the same.

2) If you were married before 2015, there might be an issue with unfair divisions of assets.

3) If you were married after 2015, a Supreme Court ruling that the division of assets and debts, custody, etc., remains the same.

4) Every state also offers some no-fault divorces.

5) Sadly, same-sex spousal support becomes complicated. The shorter the marriage, the less likely the judge will approve spousal support, and the longer the wedding, the judge typically awards alimony. Be sure to research this before taking action.

6) Did you know that most states have a 60-day waiting period, and a divorce with children has a 6-month waiting period? This varies by state, but check your state laws to see what is in store for you.

7) Fact: Lesbian divorces have a much higher rate of uncoupling than the rate between men. Lesbian divorce rates average 14% versus Gay Male divorces at 7%.

Divorce in any relationship is hard as hell. Our advice is to do your research before you start.

Make a list of things you want to know – ask us if we can lead you in the right direction or good old google has plenty of articles.


Resources for this article: divorce.net, leonfbennettlaw.com, and google.



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