The sad reality of 2019 is over 50% of marriages continue to fail, and same-sex marriages are no different. When a marriage no longer positively serves both parties involved, it may be time to call it quits despite fears of the long and draining journey ahead. Child custody quickly becomes one of the most contentious aspects of divorce, even if both parents are somewhat amicable. It’s natural for each parent to want as much time as possible with their child, and our legal team at Bez Law Firm, P.C. believes you should not have to sacrifice your role in your child’s life simply because your marriage has ended. Our attorneys offer personalized and top-rated legal counsel to help you obtain the results you deserve.
Terminating a marriage is often a complicated business, especially in determining the logistics when there are children involved. Same-sex couples, unfortunately, may face unique complications in their custody battle. If both parents adopted the child, they will face the same custody proceedings of a heterosexual couple. However, many couples don’t have the foresight to complete the legal protections necessary in case of a future divorce. Even if only one spouse has legal claim over the child (i.e. is on the birth certificate or is a single adopting parent) the other spouse may still have custody rights. The key for the “out” spouse so to speak is, in large part, the bond and relationship he/she has formed with the child including but not limited to financial contributions he/she has made, the family dynamics of the children and the parties and the parent-child relationship formed.
The law is evolving to address the unique hurdles LGBTQ couples face in custody issues but is difficult and often confusing to navigate. The advocacy of a lawyer with your family’s best interests in mind, such as ours at Bez Law Firm, P.C., is the best way to handle these unique situations for you and your family.
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Whether you are a legal parent of your child or not, losing custody is a risk too great to take. Getting ahead of this situation before it snowballs is best approached with an aggressive and committed lawyer, such as ours at Bez Law Firm, P.C. Allow us to go above and beyond on you and your family’s behalf--we won’t back down until we deliver you the most successful results possible.
If you would like to speak to a trusted representative of our family law firm, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (916) 512-8944 today.