LGBT Divorce Attorneys in Columbus, OH
Protecting Your Rights and Building a Brighter Future
At the Law Offices of William L. Geary Co., L.P.A. in Columbus, OH, we understand that divorce can be a complex and emotionally charged process for any couple. For members of the LGBT community, navigating a divorce may involve additional legal considerations and unique challenges.
Our experienced team is here to provide compassionate guidance and effective representation to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the divorce proceedings.
Legal Recognition of LGBT Divorce in Ohio
Ohio, like many other states, recognizes same-sex marriages and divorces. The landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 legalized same-sex marriage across the nation, granting same-sex couples the same rights and responsibilities as opposite-sex couples. This means that LGBT couples in Ohio can pursue divorce proceedings and have their marital assets, debts, and child custody matters addressed by the court.
Divorce Issues for LGBT Couples
While the legal process for divorce may be the same for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, there are specific issues that may arise in LGBT divorces that require careful attention. These include:
Property Division: Ohio follows the principle of equitable distribution, which means that marital assets and debts are divided fairly but not necessarily equally. Our experienced attorneys will work diligently to ensure that all marital property, including real estate, financial assets, retirement accounts, and personal possessions, is properly identified, valued, and divided in a manner that protects your interests.
Child Custody and Visitation: LGBT couples may have children through various means, such as adoption, surrogacy, or assisted reproductive technologies. Child custody and visitation matters can be complex, and it's crucial to work with a knowledgeable attorney who understands the unique aspects of LGBT family law. We will advocate for your parental rights and help establish a parenting plan that serves the best interests of your children.
Spousal Support: Spousal support, also known as alimony, may be a consideration in LGBT divorces. The court will assess the financial circumstances of each spouse and determine if spousal support is appropriate. Our skilled attorneys will help you navigate the factors that impact spousal support and work towards a fair resolution.
Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements: Just like any couple, LGBT couples can benefit from having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place. These agreements provide a clear framework for the division of assets and liabilities in the event of divorce. Our legal team can assist you in drafting or reviewing these agreements to protect your rights and assets.
Name Change and Gender Marker Updates: For transgender individuals who wish to change their name or update their gender marker, divorce can provide an opportunity to address these legal changes. We can guide you through the process and ensure that your documents accurately reflect your identity.
Compassionate Guidance and Support
At the Law Offices of William L. Geary Co., L.P.A., we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for our LGBT clients. We understand the unique challenges that may arise during an LGBT divorce, and we are here to provide you with the compassionate guidance and support you need during this difficult time.
Our attorneys are well-versed in LGBT family law and will work tirelessly to protect your rights, advocate for your interests, and achieve a favorable resolution. We prioritize open communication, listening to your concerns, and tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs.
Contact Us for a Confidential Consultation
If you are an LGBT individual or couple facing divorce in Columbus, OH, the Law Offices of William L. Geary Co., L.P.A. is here to help. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing you with knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation. We will guide you through every step of the divorce process, ensuring that your rights are protected and your voice is heard. We understand the importance of building a brighter future, and we are committed to helping you navigate the legal complexities with sensitivity and skill.
Please contact our Columbus family law firm today for a confidential consultation. Let us be your trusted advocates during this challenging time, providing you with the support and legal expertise you need to move forward. Together, we will work towards protecting your rights, securing a fair settlement, and helping you build a brighter future beyond divorce.
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