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What to expect when filing for same-sex divorce?

Same-sex marriage, much like traditional marriage, is not always smooth sailing. Sometimes married couples make the difficult decision to part-ways or to file for divorce. When filing for divorce, same-sex couples generally have questions any person would have; questions about property division, child custody and alimony to name a few. Before the Supreme Court's ruling in 2015 on same-sex marriage - this wasn't always the case.

Same-sex partners wishing to adopt may still have difficulties

Same-sex partners in Minnesota, just like any other couples, may someday decide they want to start a family, and some feel that adoption is the right choice for them. After all, adoption provides a means to give a child a loving home where he or she can grow and thrive.

Same-sex couples can face unique issues during divorce

Over a year has past since Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark case that made same-sex marriage legal across the nation, was made part of American law. However, same-sex couples in Minnesota may face certain issues should they decide to divorce than opposite-sex couples do not.

Understanding same-sex divorce in Minnesota

Divorce is a more complicated process than becoming married and is referred to as a dissolution of marriage under Minnesota law. The divorce process can take months and a dissolution of marriage in Minnesota requires one of the spouses to be living in Minnesota at least 180 days prior to the divorce proceedings being filed. The divorce process can vary according to the amount of time and cost it requires based on the unique circumstances of each divorcing couple but it can be helpful for divorcing couples to have an idea of what to expect.

Non-residents of Minnesota can file for same-sex divorce

There are so many reasons that same-sex couples may decide to marry today. Believe it or not, there are also so many reasons that same-sex couples may decide to divorce. Whatever the basis is for separation or divorce, there are options for same-sex couples in the state of Minnesota. It is well known in the same-sex marriage community that not all states are as welcoming of same-sex marriage and divorce; however, that is not the case in Minnesota.

MN same-sex divorce couples subject to alimony, property division

While Minnesota already recognized the union, the U.S. Supreme Court's landfall decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which protects same-sex marriage in all 50 states, has provided more protection for same-sex unions. However, just like traditional couples, entering into a marital union also means considering the possibility of divorce. Here are some answers to common questions related to same-sex divorce.

Same-sex couples divorce law and procedures in Minnesota

With much of the nation still up in arms over the issue of same-sex divorce, Minnesota, in comparison, has been settled on this issue for years now. Some are not aware that same-sex marriage has been legal in MN prior to the Supreme Court's decision earlier this year determining that barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. However, Minnesota does allow same-sex couples a divorce or dissolution of marriage under state law. There are certain laws that need to be met in order to qualify for a same-sex divorce in MN.

Same-sex partners need family law counsel, too

With the recent judgement of the Supreme Court to not limit the ability of same-sex couples to wed, it would follow that it wouldn't limit the ability of same-sex couples to divorce. However, this is nothing new since Minnesota has been recognizing same-sex marriages for a number of years now. There are many reasons that same-sex partners may be seeking separation, just as there are for straight couples. When it comes to family law decisions of same-sex couples, there are many questions that may need to be answered for Maple Grove residents.

Rejoice over legalization of same-sex marriage across the U.S.

For a very long time, same-sex marriage was not legal in many states in the U.S. However, a landmark ruling passed by the Supreme Court on June 26 affected all of the prejudices that same-sex couples have to face. Now, same-sex marriage has been legalized in the entire country. The decision was 5-4. The judge, who penned the majority opinion, said that same-sex couples want their dignity to be preserved in the eyes of law, just like heterosexual couples. The Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to equality and dignity.

Attorneys can help same-sex couples interpret new laws

The legalization of same-sex unions is relatively new in the United States. Minnesota has recently enacted a law to help same-sex couples establish not only their intimate unions but to holistically address the various benefits that heterosexual married couples receive from marriages and unions.

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