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Gay couples in California have had the right to get married for more than five years. Unfortunately, the right to marry means some couples may also wish to file for same-sex divorce. Under California law, these couples have the same divorce rights as heterosexual couples.
This means that same-sex couples wishing to separate can file for divorce without establishing fault. They must also work out all the typical matters in divorce proceedings.
Depending on the circumstances, these may include:
- Spousal support/alimony
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Property/asset division
The Broadway Law Firm is happy to help same-sex couples navigate their divorce proceedings. Our Los Angeles divorce attorneys offer compassionate yet thorough representation intended to help you find a positive and favorable resolution.
Requirements for Divorce
In order to qualify for a divorce in California, you or your spouse:
- Must have lived in the state for at least six months
- Must have lived in the county where you intend to file for at least three months
- Must be legally married
If you and your spouse do not meet these requirements, you may still be able to obtain a legal separation. After being legally separated, you may still file for divorce once you meet the above requirements.
Dissolving a Domestic Partnership
If you and your partner have a domestic partnership instead of a marriage, you may still split up through a dissolution. Some couples may be bound by both a marriage and a domestic partnership. If this is the case, you will need to legally dissolve both arrangements before either partner can remarry.
End Your Relationship without the Stress
If your marriage simply isn’t working out, sometimes divorce is for the best. Getting divorced is one of the most stressful and emotional experiences a person can go through but with help from The Broadway Law Firm, your burden can be lifted. Our Los Angeles family law attorneys treat clients with respect and ensure that you get the personalized representation you deserve.
Reach out to us at (213) 444-3155 to request an affordable consultation with our team.