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What should you consider when going through a same-sex divorce?

Getting married is an exciting event for couples in Minnesota and elsewhere. Whether it's a straight marriage or same-sex marriage, spouses do not enter into this union with the idea that it will end. Nonetheless, divorces do occur, causing many concerns and challenges for couples. While same-sex couples have been afforded the constitutional right to marriage, this does not mean that their ability to divorce is as easy. In fact, the divorce process has the tendency to be more challenging for same-sex partners when compared to opposite-sex partners.

Issues related to child custody after a same-sex divorce

Same-sex couples in Minnesota enjoy the rights to marry and to partake in the legal benefits bestowed on heterosexual couples by the state and federal governments. However, just as some heterosexual marriages end in divorce, so too do some legal unions between individuals of the same sex. While any divorce can be plagued with challenges, certain issues related to same-sex divorces can be particularly difficult to sort out.

Assertive legal help for Minnesota same-sex partners

Gays and lesbians have long faced challenges before the law, from the right to marry to the right to adopt a child. Nowadays, same-sex partners in Minnesota still face countless challenges, particularly when it comes to the area of family law. Sadly, changes in the law often seem to precede changes in society, and bias and prejudice are obstacles that many same-sex partners face every day. For family law dilemmas, it may necessary to seek experienced, assertive legal help.

Same-sex couples can face unique issues during divorce

Over a year has past since Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark case that made same-sex marriage legal across the nation, was made part of American law. However, same-sex couples in Minnesota may face certain issues should they decide to divorce than opposite-sex couples do not.

Understanding same-sex divorce in Minnesota

Divorce is a more complicated process than becoming married and is referred to as a dissolution of marriage under Minnesota law. The divorce process can take months and a dissolution of marriage in Minnesota requires one of the spouses to be living in Minnesota at least 180 days prior to the divorce proceedings being filed. The divorce process can vary according to the amount of time and cost it requires based on the unique circumstances of each divorcing couple but it can be helpful for divorcing couples to have an idea of what to expect.

Non-residents of Minnesota can file for same-sex divorce

There are so many reasons that same-sex couples may decide to marry today. Believe it or not, there are also so many reasons that same-sex couples may decide to divorce. Whatever the basis is for separation or divorce, there are options for same-sex couples in the state of Minnesota. It is well known in the same-sex marriage community that not all states are as welcoming of same-sex marriage and divorce; however, that is not the case in Minnesota.

MN same-sex divorce couples subject to alimony, property division

While Minnesota already recognized the union, the U.S. Supreme Court's landfall decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which protects same-sex marriage in all 50 states, has provided more protection for same-sex unions. However, just like traditional couples, entering into a marital union also means considering the possibility of divorce. Here are some answers to common questions related to same-sex divorce.

Same-sex couples divorce law and procedures in Minnesota

With much of the nation still up in arms over the issue of same-sex divorce, Minnesota, in comparison, has been settled on this issue for years now. Some are not aware that same-sex marriage has been legal in MN prior to the Supreme Court's decision earlier this year determining that barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. However, Minnesota does allow same-sex couples a divorce or dissolution of marriage under state law. There are certain laws that need to be met in order to qualify for a same-sex divorce in MN.

Same-sex partners need family law counsel, too

With the recent judgement of the Supreme Court to not limit the ability of same-sex couples to wed, it would follow that it wouldn't limit the ability of same-sex couples to divorce. However, this is nothing new since Minnesota has been recognizing same-sex marriages for a number of years now. There are many reasons that same-sex partners may be seeking separation, just as there are for straight couples. When it comes to family law decisions of same-sex couples, there are many questions that may need to be answered for Maple Grove residents.

Rejoice over legalization of same-sex marriage across the U.S.

For a very long time, same-sex marriage was not legal in many states in the U.S. However, a landmark ruling passed by the Supreme Court on June 26 affected all of the prejudices that same-sex couples have to face. Now, same-sex marriage has been legalized in the entire country. The decision was 5-4. The judge, who penned the majority opinion, said that same-sex couples want their dignity to be preserved in the eyes of law, just like heterosexual couples. The Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to equality and dignity.

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