If you are in a same-sex marriage or civil union, it is very important to protect your rights, your partner’s rights, and the rights of your children. Same sex marriage became legal in Kentucky when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015. Since the law is so new, you will want to make sure your lawyer is experienced in handling same-sex cases. Our attorneys are well versed in the law and will stand behind you during this trying time in your life.
A divorce is a difficult time for everyone involved. Our job is to help guide you through this time so you feel informed and empowered to make decisions. Whether the case is contested or uncontested, we are here to help. We encourage our Elizabethtown clients to try to come up with a plan with their partners, but we know that isn’t always feasible.
If the couple has children together, the court will seek a custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child. Judges will often consider which parent was the primary caregiver during the marriage, but generally strives to grant as much parenting time as possible to both parents.
With the changing laws in Kentucky, adoption has become something a lot of same-sex couples have questions about. Our attorneys have experience in this area, whether it’s adopting a partner’s child, or a foster child. We would love to help you make your family whole.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact our office in Elizabethtown at (270) 900-0533.