On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage in every US state.
Now that the issue of same-sex marriage recognition has been settled by the US Supreme Court, the process of divorce should be handled no differently than opposite-sex divorces. Same-sex couples can obtain a divorce in the county where at least one of them resides.
What does it mean to file for a divorce?
1. Dissolves your marriage
2. Divides your community property (and debt)
3. Determines child custody, visitation and child support
4. Can change names back to someone’s maiden name
5. Can sometimes order spousal support or temporary orders that, can, for example, restrain a spouse from coming near or contacting the other, force a spouse to move out of the family home.
The team at The Weatherspoon Law Firm will compassionately inform you of what is in your best interest.