SAME SEX FAMILY LAW LAWYERS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Boston Attorneys for Same Sex Marriage, Divorce & Custody
Since gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts, many couples are seeking legal advice from experienced family law attorneys. Along with marriage comes a variety of legal issues, such as pre- or post-marital agreements, estate planning, divorce, adoption and child custody.
Creating a nontraditional family can present nontraditional challenges. At The Law Office of Kevin P. O’Malley, P.C., our compassionate and knowledgeable team will guide you through your same sex marriage and its related legal matters.
Our lawyers have assisted hundreds of families in marital agreements, divorce and estate planning.Contact us online or call our law office in Medford at 1-781-395-7070 to schedule a consultation.
Gay Marriage & Divorce
Along with the advent of legalized same sex marriage has come gay divorce. While divorce can be complex for any couple, gay or straight, same sex divorces can be especially challenging. For example, many gay couples considered themselves married long before it was legal. So, when divorcing, it is difficult to use the length of the marriage as a factor when determining property division and spousal support.
Because of the complexity of gay divorce, it’s extremely important to protect yourself through a pre- or post-nuptial agreement.
Children of Same Sex Marriages
When a gay couple decides to have a child, they may choose to adopt or use alternate methods such as artificial insemination or a surrogate mother. These nontraditional families can present a range of legal issues:
- How do we adopt? Do we need a lawyer?
- Can we both have legal custody of the child?
- What rights does a non-maternal partner have?
- Do I need a will now that I have a child and spouse?
- Who is responsible for the child if we divorce?
- How is child support calculated?
- What if we move outside of Massachusetts?
Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples
At The Law Office of Kevin P. O’Malley, P.C., we assist clients in creating estate plans to put their minds at ease regarding their assets. In the event of a fatal accident or illness, a life insurance trust can effectively provide for a surviving spouse who is not eligible for Social Security and other federal benefit programs.
Contact our attorneys to find out how to protect yourself, your family and your future.
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