Certain Factors Could Complicate Same-Sex Divorce

Following the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 to legalize same-sex marriage, same-sex couples can now marry and divorce as they want. However, there are still certain issues that can complicate the process of divorce for these couples. The Law Offices of James A. Cuddy, LLC, understands these unique challenges, and we are committed to helping all our clients seek a reasonable solution to their divorce-related concerns.

Many same-sex couples were together long before the court's decision. As a result, it can be legally complicated to disentangle the lives of two people who had been cohabitating for years yet were legally married only for a short time. Attorney James Cuddy understands the complexities of same-sex divorce and has been providing qualified family law counsel for Connecticut clients for over two decades.

Positive Results For Difficult Divorce Concerns

Technically, there is no legal difference between a same-sex divorce and a divorce for a heterosexual couple. However, there are certain issues that can make dissolving a same-sex marriage difficult. The main issue for many of these couples is that the start of their partnership predates their marriage by years, sometimes decades. This means it can be complicated and often contentious to reach a reasonable resolution of the following divorce-related concerns:

  • Property division
  • Division of marital debt
  • Alimony

The length of the marriage is a significant factor in the determination of a fair divorce order. However, our attorney will work diligently to pursue an agreement that represents your interests and allows you a strong post-divorce future, no matter how long you were with your partner. We pursue positive solutions through collaboration, mediation, negotiation and certain types of agreements, resorting to litigation only when necessary.

An Experienced Legal Ally By Your Side

You do not have to walk through your same-sex divorce alone. Meet with our Shelton divorce lawyer to discuss your options by calling toll-free at 866-785-4409 or locally at 203-583-8256, or contact us here. We offer free initial consultations, and we respond to messages and emails promptly.