Birmingham LGBT Divorce Attorneys
For many LGBT couples,
divorce is a protracted, expensive, complex legal nightmare. Prior to the United
States Supreme Court decision to recognize same-sex marriage as a constitutional
right in all 50 states, many LGBT couples married outside their home states.
Many chose to travel to other states or countries where same-sex marriage
was legal and return to reside in states that did not legally recognize
same-sex unions. As a result, many gay and lesbian couples have not been
able to pursue legal divorce in their state of residence, causing complex
legal problems since gay marriage has been made legal in all 50 states.
Children of Divorcing LGBT Couples
The complexity and depth of confusion that exists in a LGBT divorce is
further augmented when there are children in the mix, particularly children
born or adopted during the marriage. The ensuing battle for
child custody can be uniquely difficult. Due to the absence of procreative capability
in most LGBT couples, adoptions and alternative methods of conception,
such as in vitro fertilization, are common. Despite the fairly recent
passing of federal legislation allowing LGBT couples to be legally married,
many have been cohabitating and raising children together for years, creating
unique questions of parentage and child custody.
If your name is on a child’s birth certificate, adoption papers,
or other legal documents, you may be able to pursue child custody and
visitation rights. If not, there may still be a case to be made for your
continued involvement in the life of your child and decisions about their
How to Approach Your LGBT Divorce
If you are seeking a divorce, your case will require the help of highly
knowledgeable, experienced LGBT divorce lawyers. At
Gossman Law Firm, LLC, we are prepared to roll up our sleeves and help you get the best result
possible, while treating your case with sensitivity and compassion. Call
(205) 402-8808 to get a hold of one of our LGBT divorce attorneys in Birmingham
or set up a
complimentary consultation today.