LGBTQ+ Divorce Lawyer
At V. Freitas Law, we believe in the sanctity of the family as an essential social unit of society. This is true whether a person is straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer or questioning. Further, we firmly believe that all people deserve equal treatment under the law and equal access to the best legal representation possible—regardless of their sexual preference or gender identity. No matter how you individually define “family,” we understand its importance to you and have worked tirelessly to champion equal justice for our LGBTQ+ clients.
In 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.
Complications In LGBT Divorces
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 who specializes in LGBT issues. When you need experienced and results-oriented legal guidance for your family law matter, contact V. Freitas Law, PLLC, to schedule an appointment. Our practice areas include LGBTQ+ separation and divorce, property division, custody and support modifications, and more.
Premier Seattle Gay And LGBT Domestic Partnership And Divorce
We are resolute in our commitment to the family law needs of the LGBTQ+ community in Seattle. It is a continually evolving area of the law, and we stay on the cutting edge of relevant changes and issues.
Our Seattle family law attorney team at V. Freitas Law, PLLC, proudly represents LGBT clients in family law matters involving divorce, property division, alimony, child custody and support, and more. Call us now at 206-536-2875 or send us a message online.