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Same-Sex Divorce Attorney

Same-sex couples seeking a divorce may face a complicated legal process and requires an experienced divorce attorney who is well-versed in the laws applicable to same-sex couples in domestic partnerships. Unfortunately, the laws governing same-sex divorce are still developing and not as established as divorce laws for heterosexual marriages. The laws and information pertaining to the legal process are minimal and can sometimes be confusing. The dissolving of a marriage can be an emotional roller coaster for both parties. The factors of heterosexual divorce are the same for same-sex couples. Both include the shared assets of homes, bank accounts, cars, and even adopted children. However, there is very little precedent for the process. Having a professionally trained attorney with experience in this specific field of law is crucial to the outcome of your divorce.

Same-Sex Divorce Laws

Same-sex married couples who got married in California but do not live in California and live in a state (or states) that will not dissolve a same-sex marriage, can file to end their same-sex marriage in California, regardless of these residency requirements. You must file in whichever county you were married. Keep in mind that if neither of you lives in California, the court may not be able to make orders about other issues like property and debt, partner support, or your children. If this is your situation, talk to a lawyer with experience in same-sex marriage laws.

Stockton divorce attorney Erica Bansmer understands the challenges that same-sex couples face when attempting to dissolve their marriage. She is committed to helping couples navigate the difficult waters of same-sex divorce and provides complimentary consultations for couples facing this difficult time.

There are many reasons for divorce, and the entire legal process can become overwhelming. Finding the correct divorce attorney who encompasses a wealth of knowledge in family law is one of the most significant hurdles to overcome in the procedure. Attorney Bansmer takes her role in family law seriously and sees herself as more than just a legal advocate but a counselor and adviser as well. Attorney Bansmer will meet with you to conduct a thorough consultation to review your legal matters and explain the legal process of your divorce.

If you are considering divorce, call 209-474-2400 to schedule your consultation with Stockton same-sex divorce attorney Erica Bansmer.

Stockton Family Court

  • The Stockton Family Court is a division of the Superior Court Of California.
  • The purpose of Stockton Family Court is to settle all matters pertaining to family law, such as dissolutions, custody battles, financial issues, division of property.
  • Family Court services also includes an orientation program for parents to help prepare them for mediation.