Same-sex marriage was legalized in Colorado in 2014, but even today same-sex family law is not fully settled. At Hogan Omidi, PC, we stay at the forefront of changes in the statute and relevant court decisions so we can counsel you on your rights and options. We understand how important it is for you to get the best advice when you are dealing with issues that affect your finances, your parental rights and your legal standing.
If you and your partner married in Colorado or in another state, our attorneys can advise you on the rights and concerns you may have if you choose to divorce. We have helped many Denver metro-area couples manage same-sex family law issues.
Same-Sex Marriage Dissolution And Related Matters
We have counseled gay and lesbian clients in regard to same-sex marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships and custody orders.
- For couples dealing with high-asset or complex property considerations, we can help you determine how Colorado and federal laws will affect you in the dissolution of your legal relationship and the equitable distribution of your assets and debts.
- Custody, care and support of children can also be complicated for LGBT families. A parent who is not biologically related to the child may be abruptly excluded from the child’s life by their former partner, or have their parental rights superseded by a blood relative of the child. We help clients assert their rights or negotiate co-parenting terms.
- If you are entering into a marriage with a long-time partner, you may want to draft a prenuptial agreement to set expectations of how property and assets the two of you have accumulated together during your relationship will be treated in the event of a divorce.
- For LGBT couples who do not want to formalize their relationship with a civil union or marriage, we can draft a domestic partnership agreement that gives you many of the same protections, including division of property, parenting rights and hospital visitation, or a cohabitation agreement that addresses property and shared finances.
These issues are fact-specific and may vary depending on the nature of your legal relationship and the original jurisdiction. Our lawyers continue to follow developments in same-sex family law in our state and throughout the country. We are always sensitive to your individual situation and will find a solution that fits your unique needs.