Same-sex Prenuptial Agreements
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015), which was issued on June 26, 2015, created a watershed moment in the law by holding that same-sex marriage was legal in all U.S. states. Today, same-sex couples enjoy equal rights in their marriages and divorce cases just as heterosexual couples do.
However, many same-sex couples who marry were in committed relationships for years before they enjoyed the legal right to marry and have accumulated substantial assets, which would typically be considered the separate property of the spouse who purchased them if the couple later divorced even though the assets were accumulated during their relationship. A good way to address this potential issue is to enter into same-sex prenuptial agreements to protect the interests of both spouses in case their marriage later ends. The experienced attorneys at PurLaw are dedicated to helping every client achieve their goals and ensuring they will be protected if their marriage ends in divorce.
Help We Provide
Our attorneys understand the unique challenges same-sex couples face and help them resolve the following types of issues:
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to protect their financial interests and rights in case their marriage ends
- Legal separations to protect the rights of our clients who are going through separations
- Property division help to resolve issues about separate vs. marital assets and debts and ensure they are divided fairly
- Same-sex marriage issues
- Child custody/time-sharing for same-sex parents who are divorcing
Our attorneys understand the types of challenges and obstacles same-sex couples face and can provide guidance about how our clients can best protect their interests. While marriage equality protects the rights of same-sex couples to marry and divorce, there are complex issues that might be involved. Our attorneys can evaluate your situation and help you to understand your options and the potential legal implications of various decisions.
The attorneys at PurLaw represent same-sex couples across South Florida and are prepared to help you with your prenuptial agreement, postnuptial agreement, or other same-sex marriage issues. Call us today to request a consultation.