At V. Freitas Law, PLLC we believe in the sanctity of the family unit as the fundamental unit of government, and that everyone deserves access to the best possible legal representation regardless of their sexual or gender orientation. No matter how you individually define “family” we understand its importance to you and we have worked tirelessly in our practice of law to champion the cause of equal justice and fair treatment for all members of the LGBT community. In the State of Washington, same-sex couples who wish to dissolve their relationship, regardless of whether it is legally characterized as a marriage, domestic partnership, or a civil union must enjoin the same process as traditional couples: divorce. In many respects the same legal rules apply but there are some issues that impact same-sex couples and which require particular legal attention. At V. Freitas Law, PLLC we are keenly aware of these nuances in the law and work to assure that they are made to work to the advantage of our clients.
Questions regarding spousal support and distribution of assets upon divorce can be complicated by the recent legal recognition of same sex marriage. If you had been involved in a domestic partnership for an extended period of time but only recently took advantage of the marriage option now available, such a long-standing relationship may have a profound impact on the level of spousal maintenance and support to which you may be entitled or which commingled assets you would be entitled to acquire upon divorce. Such questions are legally complex and require the expertise of a skilled Seattle family law attorney that specializes in LGBT issues.
If you need legal guidance concerning a gay divorce or any other family law matter, please contact V. Freitas Law, PLLCat your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment. Our practice areas include gay separation, same-sex child custody, same-sex divorce, and more. We are resolute in our commitment to the family law needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in Seattle. It is a continually evolving area of the law and we stay up to date on the relevant changes. Our Seattle family law attorney team at V. Freitas Law, PLLCis knowledgeable and experienced in LGBT family law, having represented many LGBT clients in dissolution actions involving property, financial planning, and child support and custody issues. Call us now at (206) 328-7362.