Same Sex Divorce
Boston Same Sex Divorce Lawyers
Our ability to handle same-sex divorce draws on our knowledge of the complexity of Massachusetts family law. So, if you are a gay or lesbian spouse dealing with a marriage breakup, rely on our Boston same sex divorce lawyers with confidence. Our commitment is to advocate for you, and guide you, with understanding and focus on detail.
Boston Family Law Lawyers Who Untangle Legal Complexities
Legalization of “gay marriage” in Massachusetts in 2004 was an historic milestone, now matched with recognition of same sex marriages at the federal level and in all other states.
With equality comes complexity, that our experienced Boston same sex divorce lawyers understand and know how to navigate. Divorce law is now uniform. The right to divide all marital assets, including retirement accounts and pension rollovers without penalties under Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), extends to all spouses, irrespective of gender identity. As a Certified Financial Litigator, Attorney Helen Holcomb has the acumen and experience to protect your interests when evaluating and dividing finances.
Focus on Your Goals and Attention to the Details
For representation of your interests, turn to long-time Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association member, Attorney Charles Hope, and to the head of our family law practice, Helen Holcomb, well known as a resourceful negotiator and trial attorney:
- Child custody and visitation/joint parenting time if your family includes children
- Property division, however complex and nuanced — including the use of experts if needed for real estate and business valuation, forensic accounting to ensure full disclosure of assets, and other aspects of your case
- Other financial aspects of your case including any claim for alimony and child support
- An understanding of the differences in state and federal protections afforded same-sex spouses, and strategies required to address these discrepancies.
Determined Negotiation, but Prepared for Trial
Not every Boston family law firm is capable of representing people going through same sex divorce; not all firms have the requisite knowledge and experience. We emphasize negotiation to resolve family law disputes, including same sex divorce, but prepared to litigate to achieve a just and equitable outcome for our you, when required.
For an informative, exploratory consultation, we encourage you to contact our Boston same sex divorce lawyers at 617-523-4300. Schedule an initial consultation now.