Sandusky Same-Sex Divorce Attorney
For any married couple, situations can arise that make getting a divorce inevitable. You and your partner may have grown apart since getting married, or you may constantly fight over a particular issue, or there may have been one event that changed everything. Regardless of the reason for your divorce, it is important to get legal guidance as you navigate the legal process to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected. This is particularly true in cases involving same-sex divorce.
As an experienced Ohio same-sex divorce lawyer, Shelly L. Kennedy has been serving the needs of the LGBTQ community for more than 25 years and understands the complex issues that can arise in these cases. She provides the caring client support and professional legal representation you need to achieve the best possible outcome in your divorce case.
Guiding You Through Your Same-Sex Divorce
Laws governing the process for getting a divorce are listed under Chapter 3105 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). They apply in any type of divorce case, no matter the parties involved. Even if you and your partner agree to ending your marriage and are on fairly amicable terms, there are important issues that must be resolved before a final divorce order can be granted.
The Law Office of Shelly L. Kennedy acts as a strong legal advocate on your side during your divorce proceedings. Issues she can guide you through resolving include:
Division of marital property, assets, and debts;
Determining whether alimony is likely to be an issue in your case;
Representing you in child custody and support proceedings;
Dealing with any pre- or post-marital agreements in place;
Negotiating marital settlement agreements.
Why You Need an Experienced Same-Sex Divorce Attorney
While same-sex marriages are at heart no different than those involving heterosexual partners, the Law Office of Shelly L. Kennedy recognizes the unique issues the LGBTQ community faces during divorce. These include:
Reaching fair agreements regarding marital property: Same-sex marriage became legal under the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. However, many same-sex couples seeking divorce have been in a committed relationship for years or even decades prior. You need an experienced same-sex divorce lawyer to defend your rights to property and assets accumulated during this period.
Dealing with issues pertaining to child custody: Same-sex adoption and parenting rights have also evolved over the last 10 years. LGBTQ couples may or may not have both parties named on their children’s birth certificates. As a result, you need a knowledgeable, dedicated divorce lawyer to protect your rights in regards to child custody and parenting plans.
Reach Out to a Sandusky, OH Divorce Attorney Today
The Law Offices of Shelly L. Kennedy provides the trusted guidance and professional legal representation that members of the LGBTQ community need in divorce and other family law matters. To discuss how I can assist you, call or contact my office online today to schedule a consultation.