Columbia Same-Sex Family & Marriage Lawyer
Maryland Family & Marriage Attorney Serving Same-Sex Couples in Columbia
Since 2013, same-sex marriage has been legal in Columbia, Maryland and throughout the state. Like opposite-sex couples in Columbia, same-sex couples can face numerous family law issues, from the drafting of premarital agreements to handling contentious divorces and heated child custody disputes. In addition, same-sex family lawyers in Maryland regularly help couples with same-sex adoption issues, as well as the creation of domestic partnership agreements. It is also important to note that domestic violence does not only affect heterosexual couples, but can also become an issue in same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, and intimate relationships.
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, we are dedicated to providing representation to same-sex couples in Maryland. Speak with one of our Columbia same-sex family & marriage lawyers at our firm today.
Divorce Issues Affecting Same-Sex Couples in Howard County
Just like heterosexual couples in Columbia, same-sex couples deal with a wide variety of legal matters in a divorce. It is important to emphasize that the same Maryland law that governs heterosexual divorce matters applies to same-sex couples equally. We regularly assist same-sex couples with many types of divorce issues, including but not limited to:
- Division of marital property (including both assets and debts);
- High net worth divorce;
- Enforcing prenuptial or postnuptial agreements;
- Handling spousal maintenance (or alimony, or spousal support);
- Child custody issues;
- Child support; and
We know how important it is for same-sex couples to work with an advocate who has experience negotiating divorce settlements and handling same-sex divorce cases that have to go to court. An advocate at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA can help.
Domestic Partnership Agreements, Premarital Agreements, and Same-Sex Couples
Prior to marriage becoming legal for same-sex couples, Maryland permitted same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships. Prior to entering into a domestic partnership, or more often into a marriage after 2013, it has become common to come to an agreement about financial issues in the event of a breakup or a divorce.
By entering into a domestic partnership agreement or a premarital agreement, both parties can protect their financial interests and can make arrangement prior to a breakup or a divorce to handle the distribution of property. If you need assistance drafting or enforcing a same-sex domestic partnership agreement or a premarital agreement, you should speak with an advocate at our firm.
Helping Same-Sex Couples With Adoption
In addition to family law issues concerning the creation and dissolution of a same-sex relationship, we also assist same-sex couples with adoption. Adoption can be complicated for same-sex couples, especially when they have concerns about prejudice or discrimination in the adoption process.
We are committed to advocating for the rights of same-sex couples when it comes to adoption in Maryland.
Contact a Columbia Same-Sex Family & Marriage Lawyer
Do you need assistance with a same-sex divorce, or beginning the process of a same-sex adoption? At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, we have years of experience advocating for same-sex couples in the family law system and emphasizing the importance of equal rights. A dedicated Howard County same-sex family & marriage attorney at our firm can speak with you today about your situation. Contact the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA online, or give us a call at 410-964-0050.