Between 2012 and 2013, momentous legal changes have occurred for gay and lesbian couples. In particular, the state of Maryland has determined that legal equality and marriage is appropriate for same-sex couples.
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, we have stayed on top of cutting-edge legislation through these past few years. Our Glen Burnie same-sex family & marriage lawyers are available to provide knowledgeable and cost-effective legal counsel and representation in:
On March 1, 2012, Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which allowed same-sex couples to receive civil marriage licenses. The governor’s action was confirmed by the general public on November 6, 2012, when voters approved Question 6 on the ballot. This gave Maryland the distinction of being one of the first states to promote same-sex marriage by popular vote.
On January 1, 2013, the new law will go into effect, making same-sex marriage legal throughout Maryland. Nobody can quite predict the full ramifications of this new law on the gay and lesbian community, or how legal precedent will change. One thing is certain: Questions and concerns will continue to arise as the courts begin to deal with same-sex marriage for the first time. This is why it is critical to have a skilled family law lawyer like Mr. Mohink on your side.
If you are a same-sex couple planning to get married in Maryland, or if you were already married in another state and moved here, you likely have questions about your legal rights and options under Maryland’s new marriage amendment. This law goes into effect on January 1, 2013, and is intended to grant gay and lesbian couples the same official status as heterosexual married couples.
The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, has offices in Glen Burnie and Columbia. Our same-sex marriage attorneys are here to help you navigate the new changes to state law and make sure your rights are protected. We handle the full spectrum of family law issues for same-sex married couples, including:
Although same-sex couples hope that their marriages will be treated with the same legal consideration as those of opposite-sex couples, the fact is that it is extremely difficult to predict precisely how Maryland’s new law will play out.
Because all law is based on precedent — and this is unprecedented territory — having the counsel and guidance of a highly skilled family law lawyer has never been more important. For instance, resolving same-sex custody disputes or characterizing retirement accounts as marital or non-marital property is challenging enough without adding the further complexity of a brand new law.
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to both individuals and families. Our lawyers also handle same-sex issues for non-married couples in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and throughout the state.
With more than 20 years of experience, our founding lawyer, Todd K. Mohink, is an excellent resource to guide you through the complexities of ever-evolving domestic law. In particular, he is available to provide answers to the difficult questions you may have about your rights in a same-sex relationship if you and your partner are not married. Such questions may include:
Our Maryland law firm works hard to help clients protect their legal rights, regardless of whether they are married or not. If you are in a domestic partnership, there are a variety of legal tools available to guard your interests and meet your needs. These tools may include:
For your convenience, the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, accepts credit cards for payment. To schedule a free initial consultation at either our Glen Burnie location or our Columbia office, call us today at 410-766-0113 . You can use that number to reach us 24/7 through our answering service. If you prefer, you can complete our contact form.
7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 910
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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10440 Little Patuxent Parkway,
Columbia, MD 21044