Redlands Lawyers Assisting Same-Sex Couples In Family Law

Because the laws affecting same-sex relationships continue to evolve, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in California family law and current with changing laws. At Bowler and Bowler, founding attorney E. Toby Bowler has 36 years of experience. He is also certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a family law specialist.

Mr. Bowler can represent you in complex family law cases. He assists GLBT individuals and couples with cohabitation agreements, registered domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages. Speak with the firm to learn how he can help you.

Same-Sex Divorce And Family Law Representation

The repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) allows states with same-sex marriage to offer federal benefits to same-sex couples. However, this will not affect couples in domestic partnerships or cohabitation agreements because they are not legally the same as marriage.

If you and your partner have a cohabitation agreement, registered domestic partnership or same-sex marriage and are ending the relationship, an experienced lawyer can help you with the dissolution process. People in a same-sex marriage can get a divorce while domestic partners can get a dissolution of domestic partnership. If you have a cohabitation agreement, it is best to have a lawyer ensure that your rights are protected if you separate.

The end of a same-sex relationship means that the couple must address many of the same issues as heterosexual married couples, including:

Same-sex family custody cases can be complex, especially if the nonbiological parent did not adopt the child. You can trust your case to the knowledgeable attorneys at Bowler and Bowler.

Contact The Firm

To schedule an appointment, please contact the firm online or call our Redlands office at 866-504-9981.