Although same-sex marriage was initially decided on a state-by-state basis, a 2015 United States Supreme Court ruling ended all state bans on same-sex marriage and legalized same-sex marriage across the country.
At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, we can help LGBTQ couples and individuals understand their rights under the law. We can also help you take steps to assert these rights and other protections to ensure you are treated fairly by the courts.
Same Sex Family Law Rights For Divorce
As same-sex couples are able to marry under Maryland law they are also able to seek divorce. This means same-sex couples have the same rights concerning all of the following issues:
- Division of Marital Property
- Alimony or Spousal Support
- Child Custody
- Child Support
De Facto Parenthood
The Maryland Court of Appeals recently recognized that individuals who have raised children but do not have a biological or adoptive relationship may still be recognized as parents with rights to custody and/or visitation. Contact our experienced legal team to determine if your particular circumstances may allow you to challenge for custody or visitation rights.
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