Same Sex Divorce Lawyer in Massachusetts
Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. Since 2004, thousands of same-sex couples have tied the knot here.
Along with the ability to marry also comes the possibility of divorce. Massachusetts law allows same-sex couples to pursue divorce under the same process and legal standards as heterosexual couples.
The Challenges Of Same-Sex Divorce Cases
In many ways, same-sex divorces are often far more complex than those involving heterosexual couples. They can involve novel legal issues that have not been fully considered and sorted out in the courts. Challenges often arise regarding various aspects of divorce such as residency requirements, property division and alimony — all of which can become complicated if you lived in a jurisdiction that did not recognize your marriage.
Additionally, the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down key provisions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) leaves open questions that can come into play during same-sex divorce proceedings.
The Nuances Of Same-Sex Divorce
Attorney Tangusso handles same-sex divorces and understands the nuances involved in these cases. We remain up-to-date on the latest legal developments in this new and frequently changing area of law.
Same-sex divorce cases can be a challenge, and Attorney Tangusso is skilled at crafting strong legal arguments to advance our clients’ interests.
Step-By-Step Legal Guidance
In any divorce case, including lesbian and gay divorces, the emotional difficulties can be compounded by uncertainties about the legal process. Attorney Tangusso provides compassionate guidance to help alleviate clients’ burdens. We can walk you through what to expect and provide the legal advice you need to make wise decisions. Attorney Tangusso dedicates his practice almost exclusively to this area of law, and he brings decades of time-tested experience to every case.
When it comes to same-sex divorce, you need a legal advocate who understands the intricacies of this evolving area of law. Contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation with Attorney Tangusso.