Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, and with the right to marry comes the right to legally end the union, with the same privileges and obligations regarding child custody and visitation, child support, alimony or spousal support and the division of property. If your marriage has ended, you want an experienced and knowledgeable same-sex divorce attorney, like the divorce lawyers at Blake & Associates Law Firm in Augusta, to protect your rights.
Helping LGBTQ clients prepare for a better future
In 2015, the Supreme Court finally saw through the discrimination of gays and lesbians and authorized same-sex marriage throughout the United States. That decision validated same-sex marriages in every state, and once same-sex marriage became the law of the land, same-sex divorce became legal as well.
At Blake & Associates Law Firm in Augusta, our experienced divorce lawyers will protect the rights of any individuals seeking a divorce. We understand the complex emotions when personal relationships fall apart, and at Blake & Associates Law Firm, we’ll take the time to listen carefully to learn the unique circumstances of your case so that we can focus our counsel on getting the outcome you want. We know how important it is to talk with your same-sex divorce attorney or have them easily accessible when you need them, so we work hard to be available and accessible when you have questions or concerns. At Blake & Associates Law Firm in Augusta, we will keep you fully involved and informed throughout the process of your same-sex divorce so that you’re aware of all your options and can make the best decisions for your future. Our lawyers respect and admire the LGBTQ community and we are ready to help you navigate your divorce so you may begin the next part of your life.
Same-sex divorce legal representation in Augusta, GA
Blake & Associates Law Firm in Augusta works with you throughout the entire same-sex divorce legal process. Whether your divorce is through mediation, negotiated settlements or even trial, the experienced same-sex divorce lawyers at Blake & Associates will help you with all matters related to same-sex divorce that include:
- Child custody and visitation – The divorce attorneys at Blake & Associates in Augusta will help you formulate and implement custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of your minor children, while protecting your rights as a parent.
- Child support – We’ll review any proposed child support order for compliance with Georgia guidelines and to ensure that all relevant income is included in the calculation.
- Alimony/spousal support – Blake & Associates Law Firm will help you determine if alimony is appropriate and if so, the amount, frequency and duration of spousal support payments.
- Division of property – The same-sex divorce lawyers at Blake & Associates Law Firm will help you divide debts and assets in accordance with the community property laws of Georgia.
Uncontested divorce, grounds for divorce and mutual consent
Often times, we find that our divorce clients at Blake & Associates Law Firm do not want a long, contested legal battle. In fact, many divorce clients wish to simply end the marriage and get on with their new lives. For these couples, an uncontested divorce is the best option. An uncontested divorce requires that you live apart for 12 months if you have minor children and agree on all aspects of the same-sex divorce (such as alimony and asset division) and parenting plan (if needed). If a couple has no minor children, they may file under the grounds of mutual consent.
For some couples, divorce is overwhelmed with disagreement and conflict. These clients file for a contested divorce under the grounds of:
- Excessively vicious conduct
How long will it take to finalize my same-sex divorce?
An uncontested divorce may take as little as two to three months for couples who do not have minor children. Couples with minor children or those going through a contested divorce can expect a divorce to take anywhere from 18 months or longer to resolve. Once the divorce hearing is over, if neither party appeals, the divorce will be final 30 days after the final divorce degree has been signed.
LGBTQ individuals may face different challenges and difficulties unique to them when they choose to divorce. Our goal at Blake & Associates Law Firm in Augusta is to help ease you through the transition, and to protect you and your family while it happens. Our same-sex divorce attorneys at Blake & Associates Law Firm offer a distinct advantage to our clients when navigating the murky waters of support and custody. We provide comprehensive and aggressive trial strategies designed with your best interests in mind to receive the outcome you want. Blake & Associates Law Firm is the law office you can trust, and we ensure that you are given the practical, emotional and legal support you need to start your new life on the best possible footing.
Call or contact Blake & Associates Law Firm in Augusta and allow us to provide you exceptional legal representation in your same-sex divorce. Our experienced and seasoned divorce lawyers are committed to your future, and we are ready to help you navigate your same-sex divorce so you may begin the next part of your life.