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Same-Sex Divorce Attorneys in Worcester County

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Same-sex couple getting divorcedAt Burke Levy, P.C., we understand the unique family law challenges faced by same-sex couples seeking a divorce. Our team of Worcester County same-sex divorce lawyers is passionate about helping you understand how the process will likely unfold, as well as the challenges you may face and how we plan to overcome them.

Contact Burke Levy, P.C. now to see how our skilled team of attorneys can help you through the divorce process.

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Determining Alimony

With any marriage, alimony decisions are primarily based on the length of time that the couple was married. Unfortunately, same-sex marriage has only been legal in Massachusetts since 2004. As such, these couples face the additional challenge of proving the length of their marriage if it predates the time in which it was acknowledged as legally valid.

Matters of Adoption

It is not uncommon for same-sex couples to grow their family through adoption. However, unless both partners are named as adopting parents, custody battles can become incredibly challenging upon divorce.

When only one partner is legally recognized as a parent, the other:

  • May have an obligation to pay child support
  • May be granted visitation
  • May be awarded custody

Helping You Plan Ahead

If you are entering into a same-sex marriage, it is advisable that you create a prenuptial agreement with your partner that clearly details how alimony would be distributed upon separation and creates a shared custody agreement for any involved children. A same-sex divorce lawyer in Worcester County can help you come to these decisions with your partner so that you are never forced to rely on the limitations of a lagging court.

For help figuring out the laws that dictate same-sex divorce, reach out to our firm today.

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If you are facing criminal charges or a difficult family-related legal dispute, Burke Levy, P.C. is committed to protecting your rights and safeguarding your future. Whether your case requires skillful negotiation or tenacious and aggressive litigation, you can count on us to do everything possible to help you achieve a favorable outcome. From start to finish, our attorneys will personally deal with every aspect of your case and can assist you with a wide variety of legal issues in Massachusetts.