Same-sex marriage is now legal across the United States and, while this development provides gay and lesbian couples with the legal benefits of marriage, many gay and lesbian couples also face a unique set of legal challenges when they marry, particularly involving issues related to children and property. Same-sex couples contemplating marriage and those who have already married may wish to consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to protect non-marital assets and to proactively resolve potential issues relating to the division of the marital estate and spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony) in the event of a divorce.
Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. is sensitive to the issues involved in same-sex marriage, which is in many ways informed by my former career as a college professor of political science and gender studies. If you are contemplating a same-sex marriage or have already married, Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. can help with drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. can also provide assistance to spouses in same-sex marriages who are contemplating divorce. Please contact me at (312) 919-8857 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss how to best meet your family law needs.