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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.

What to expect when filing for same-sex divorce?


Same-sex marriage, much like traditional marriage, is not always smooth sailing. Sometimes married couples make the difficult decision to part-ways or to file for divorce. When filing for divorce, same-sex couples generally have questions any person would have; questions about property division, child custody and alimony to name a few. Before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2015 on same-sex marriage - this wasn't always the case.

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 partners wishing to adopt may still have difficulties


Same-sex partners in Minnesota, just like any other couples, may someday decide they want to start a family, and some feel that adoption is the right choice for them. After all, adoption provides a means to give a child a loving home where he or she can grow and thrive.

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.

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.

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.

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