Same-Sex Rights

Our attorney’s are experts on same-sex rights laws in Maryland. The overwhelming majority of states and the federal government still prohibit same-sex marriage even though more states are starting to change their stance. One of these states is Maryland, which recently passed marriage equality legislation.

At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, we can help you understand these new same-sex rights that have been granted to homosexual and LGBT couples under the law. We can also help you take steps to assert these rights and other protections to ensure that you are treated fairly by the courts.

Same-Sex Rights For Divorce

Same-sex couples can now marry and seek a divorce under Maryland law. This means you have the same rights concerning all of the following issues:

Domestic Partnership Agreement

Additionally, sometimes we still encourage couples to draft a legal instrument known as a domestic partnership agreement. This agreement contains clauses and terms that can govern a wide range of situations. It also protects the wishes of a partner in the event of a death, much like a living will.

A domestic partnership agreement can also be used to bestow legal powers on a partner regarding health care and financial decisions. A domestic partnership agreement may also be drafted to govern the division of financial assets in a separation or divorce.

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