Getting Results For LGBTQ+ Families
At the Golden, Colorado, law firm of Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins, P.C., we represent members of Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community in a broad range of family law matters. Contact our firm for assistance with divorce, child custody and other issues. We will work closely with you to reach a solution that fits you and your family.
From Same-Sex Marriage To Same-Sex Divorce
In a landmark 2015 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot deny marriage licenses to couples on the basis of both members of the couple being of the same gender. Same-sex marriage is now allowed in all 50 states, including here in Colorado (which had previously recognized this right).
With same-sex marriage comes same-sex divorce, along with all the related issues of property division and determining where the children will live. Our skilled family law attorneys are ready to assist you with all manner of LGBTQ+ family law issues, including:
- Child custody and visitation rights
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Post-decree modifications
We are ready to help you reach a good result in your case. Depending on the circumstances of your case, mediation may be an option to save you time and money and leave you with a settlement all parties can agree with. Otherwise, our attorneys are effective negotiators and litigators who will work to achieve a fair result.
Dissolution Of Domestic Partnerships
Since same-sex marriage is relatively new in Colorado, quite a few same-sex couples have lived interdependent lives in domestic partnerships. Some have entered into designated beneficiary agreements or civil unions. Heterosexual couples also sometimes live as if they were married, without ever formalizing a marriage. Despite the lack of a marriage certificate, issues involved in divorce often apply to cohabiting couples in the process of splitting up.