Experienced Lawyer In Same-Sex Divorce And Dissolution Of Domestic Partnerships
California has been a longtime supporter of same-sex marriages. Like any marriage, some of these marriages will end in divorce. When this happens, you need an attorney you can trust to protect you and your best interests throughout the process.
At the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C., our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to providing only family law services to clients in and around the greater Bay Area. This dedication has earned us praise from our community and a reputation of excellence among our clients and peers. With more than 25 years of combined experience, our attorneys have extensive knowledge in this area.
Understanding Evolving Marital Laws Associated With Same-Sex Marriage
California was the second state to recognize same-sex marriages, issuing their first same-sex marriage license in June of 2008. However, between November of the same year and June of 2013, the state ceased issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the passage of Proposition 8, which barred same-sex marriages. Prior to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the dissolution of such domestic partnerships was extremely difficult.
The legal rights of same-sex couples to marry have changed drastically in the past several years. They will likely continue to evolve in the years to come. Because of this, if you are in a same-sex marriage or domestic partnership that is ending in divorce, it is essential to work with a family law attorney who is current with these shifting laws. Because we focus our practice entirely on family law matters, our business relies on staying up to date on any laws associated with the legal rights of same-sex couples. When you work with us, you can rest assured, we understand the current laws that might affect your case.
Our Experience Can Be Your Advantage
We know how hard it can be to navigate through a divorce. Our firm will offer you personalized guidance toward the best possible results for your case. Our goal is to help you move into the best possible future after your case is resolved.
If you are in the San Jose area, call us at 408-645-0011 or email us here to schedule your free 30-minute initial consultation with our team. Divorce and family law isn’t just something we do. It’s the only thing we do. Let our experience and knowledge help you move forward.