Same Sex Divorce

Woburn Same Sex Divorce Lawyers

In 2004 same-sex couples were given the right to legally marry in Massachusetts, and in 2010 New Hampshire followed suit. Along with the right to marry came the right to be divorced. While the formal divorce process is the same for same-sex and heterosexual couples, there are unique issues in same sex divorces. At Black, LaFrance & Bollinger, LLC, we have a comprehensive understanding of these issues and our knowledge and experience enables us to navigate our clients through this sometimes complicated process.

Going through a same-sex divorce? Contact the experienced Nashua and Woburn same-sex divorce attorneys at Black, LaFrance & Bollinger, LLC today by calling 781-569-5840 in Massachusetts, 603-681-9126, in New Hampshire or send us an e-mail.

The unique issues faced by same sex couples when divorcing include the following:

  • Spousal support: As the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage or divorce, neither does the IRS. Therefore, there are potential tax implications relating to spousal support.
  • Property issues: There are also potential tax consequences relating to division of real estate and other assets which same-sex couples may face when dividing assets.
  • Custody issues: If children of a same-sex relationship have not been legally adopted by the non-biological parent, serious custody and parenting plan issues may be raised.

At Black, LaFrance & Bollinger, LLC, we strongly believe in the benefits of negotiation and working with our clients to mediate and carefully craft creative agreements that address these complex issues without having to litigate these issues in court. Attorney Black’s experience and expertise is invaluable in negotiating and resolving these unique and complex issues.

Contact Our Experienced Property Division Lawyers

To discuss custody, alimony, or property division issues in your same sex divorce, contact our firm by calling 781-569-5840 in Massachusetts, 603-681-9126 in New Hampshire, or send us an e-mail. We are conveniently located in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Nashua, New Hampshire, and are licensed to practice in both states.