Making Sense Of The Laws Concerning Same-Sex Couples
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 45 years of experience. He is also certified by the State Bar of 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 who have cohabitation agreements, are registered domestic partners and are in same-sex marriages. Speak with the firm to learn how he can help you.
Effective Representation For Same-Sex Divorce
The repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) allows states where same-sex marriage is legalized 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, are registered domestic partners, or are in a 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 protect your rights if you separate.
Common Issues That All Divorcing Couples Face
The end of a same-sex relationship means that the couple must address many family law issues, 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 family law attorneys at Bowler and Bowler.
Contact The Firm Today To Learn More
To schedule an appointment, please contact the firm online or call the Redlands office at 909-328-6876.