Same-Sex Marriage & Divorce
Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Kansas and Missouri
Same-sex couples going through divorce are afforded the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples going through a divorce. However, districts and courts in Kansas and Missouri may still present difficulties for same-sex spouses who want to end their marriage.
At Joseph A. DeWoskin, PC, we are familiar with the specific issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender spouses may encounter in divorce and child custody proceedings. For skilled guidance and representation from a compassionate family law attorney who knows the courts, contact our office today. We serve clients in Kansas and Missouri.
Family and Property Considerations in Same-Sex Divorce
Even if you and your spouse agree on the majority of issues in your divorce, it is important to work with an experienced family law attorney to ensure that your rights are protected now and in the future. If there is a dispute over divorce issues, the importance of having a legal advocate on your side cannot be overstated.
When dissolving a same-sex marriage, all of the following should be considered:
Any child custody and support issues, including the determination of the amount and schedule of payments and the creation of an effective parenting plan.
The fair and equitable division of marital property, including any savings accounts, real estate, and retirement plans.
The fair and equitable division of debt.
Any temporary or permanent spousal support issues.
In many cases, these matters can be successfully resolved in out-of-court negotiations, without the need to have a judge intervene. However, if the other spouse refuses to cooperate, we can fight to protect your interests in court.
Same-Sex Divorce For Military Members And Their Spouses
In addition to his more than 25 years of legal experience, our founding attorney Joseph A. DeWoskin has served in the military for more than 20 years, including nearly 9 years of active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Attorney DeWoskin has been retained as an expert in court regarding military survivor benefit plans (SBP) and retirement plans, and he has taught continuing legal education courses on military matters related to family law.
Very few lawyers have experience in military law and divorce, and if you are a service member or the spouse of a service member, you may be at a disadvantage if you hire a divorce attorney who does not have extensive knowledge of military law.
Contact Joseph A. DeWoskin, PC
To schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns, contact our office in Kansas City, Kansas, at 913-738-9416. We serve clients in Kansas and Missouri.