Same-Sex Couples Can Turn To The Legal System To Resolve Family Issues

On Aug. 1, 2013, dozens of joyous same-sex couples flocked to the altar in Minnesota as the state first began to recognize equal marriage rights. Less than a week later, another milestone was realized in Minnesota: the filing of the state's first-ever same-sex divorce.

Now, thanks to the 2015 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, same-sex marriage and divorce are legal nationwide. The state and national laws not only allow same-sex partners to marry, they also recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries. With this recognition came the ability for same-sex couples married in other jurisdictions to seek divorces through the Minnesota courts.

Experienced Guidance Through New Areas Of The Law

The legalization of same-sex marriage doesn't necessarily mean it's easy for LGBT couples to navigate all types of family law cases, especially when children are involved. At Coodin & Overson, PLLP, we help LGBT parents, couples and individuals with tricky family law issues, including those involving:

  • Adoptions, including second-parent adoptions for nonbirth parents
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Divorce, including spousal maintenance (alimony) and property division
  • Child custody and child support

Contact Us To Schedule A Free Consultation

To discuss the legal issues facing your family and learn how we can help, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our Lake Elmo office. You can reach us at 651-319-5180 or contact us online. Our attorneys represent clients in the Woodbury area and throughout the Twin Cities metro area as well as in Wisconsin.