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Same Sex Divorce & Custody

A Divorce And Custody Attorney For Same-Sex Couples

Virginia's Stance On Same-Sex Marriage And Divorce

Having just caught up with the rapidly changing national norm, Virginia's Family Law Courts now recognizes same-sex marriages based on the rulings from the nation's high courts back in October 2014. With same-sex marriages legal, same-sex divorce is also now part of Virginia's statutes. 

The Coastal Virginia Law Firm of Brook M. Thibault & Associates P.C. is well versed in these new and developing laws. While the law is publicly recognized, same-sex divorces haven't gotten the same type of attention. But, as our experienced attorneys in the family law field know, recognizing same-sex marriages is equal to recognition of divorce procedures of the same.

Removing Your Uncertainty

When passing new laws, it takes time for both the judicial system and the legal professionals to digest the changes. In this case, the state of gay, transgendered, and bisexual couples remains precarious. For most such couples, finding out the state of their relations, the legal rights that they enjoy, and what can be claimed via a divorce remains a mystery.
 
To get rid of such uncertainty, seek advice from legal counsels like The Coastal Virginia Law Firm of Brook M. Thibault & Associates P.C., who have practiced in the state long enough to know the law. We recognize that matters of divorce aren’t the easiest to deal with. We offer you our support every step of the way. 

Enlist An Attorney Who Doesn't Discriminate

The Coastal Virginia Law Firm of Brook M. Thibault & Associates P.C. is proud of the wide variety of clients that we've helped. One of our key principles is that we don't differentiate between our clients. We always seek to provide you with the legal services that you need to the best of our abilities!
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Understanding The Core Issues Of Same-Sex Divorce

Divorce is always a complex process, and this is even more true in the case of LGBTQ and same-sex couples, as much of the law regarding these couples is still under review. 

Even if you were married outside of Virginia, the State of Virginia must recognize marriages from other States. While your divorce may require special treatment, the core issues of a divorce tend to remain the same:
  • Child custody
  • Child visitation
  • Child support
  • Property distribution
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody
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Choose An Understanding Attorney

Whether you're a heterosexual or homosexual couple, children may often find themselves at the center of the divorce dispute. In Virginia, getting child custody will depend on the facts of the divorce, as the "best interest of the child" standard applies. The Virginia Courts have been upfront and fair in their dealings with same-sex couples, showing no signs of bias. 

The Coastal Virginia Law Firm of Brook M. Thibault & Associates P.C. understands how hard your divorce can be and wants to offer superb legal counsel to help guide the divorce proceedings towards their best conclusion for you!
Nine Years Of Legal Practice Experience
Stop by The Coastal Virginia Law Firm of Brook M. Thibault & Associates P.C. today to request a FREE consultation your divorce or custody needs as a same-sex couple!

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