Columbus Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers
Proudly Serving the LGBTQ Community
If you and your spouse have decided that your marriage isn’t working out anymore, our Columbus same-sex divorce attorneys are here to help. Whether you are considering filing for divorce or have already begun the process, having our skilled family law attorneys on your side can ensure that you are able to navigate any complications you encounter along the way.
Contact Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. at (614) 412-3943 to discuss your next step in the divorce process.
Issues You May Face During Your Same-Sex Divorce
Because all couples across the United States – including both heterosexual and homosexual couples – have equal marriage rights, same-sex couples can expect to face the same issues as straight couples when they choose to file for divorce.
Matters that you may need to be prepared for in your divorce include:
- Property division – When deciding how to fairly divide your assets and debts during your divorce, a judge will take several factors into consideration. Some factors considered include the duration of the marriage, each spouse's financial contribution to the marriage, and any contribution made by one spouse towards the other spouse's education or career opportunities.
- Alimony – The court will determine if either you or your spouse is eligible for alimony, as well as the amount of the monthly payment. There are several factors taken into consideration in this decision, including the length of the marriage, each spouse's finances, and the standard of living the couple enjoyed during the marriage.
- Child support – Typically, the parent who is granted primary custody will receive child support payments from the other parent. The amount of this monthly payment will depend on several things, including daycare costs, education payments, and extracurricular activities.
- Visitation rights and parenting time – In most cases, the court will rule that a child’s best interest is to remain in contact with both parents following a divorce. The amount of time that the non-custodial parent is given for visitation varies on a case-by-case basis. Only in extreme circumstances, such as when one of the parents having a history of domestic violence, may a parent lose all visitation rights.
- Child custody – When determining which parent will receive primary custody of the children, the court considers a number of factors. Some of these include the mental and moral fitness of each parent, each parent's ability to meet their children's needs, and the child's preference.
Find the Right Representative for Your Needs
Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. is here to help you handle all the issues pertaining to your divorce. Our Columbus same-sex divorce lawyers are dedicated to helping you achieve the outcome that you deserve. Our practice is exclusively devoted to family legal disputes, and we proudly represent those who are part of the LGBTQ community. When you work with our legal team, we can provide you with a personalized legal strategy that protects your rights and interests.
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