Gay and Lesbian Family Law in Colorado
Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnership Agreements
If you are in a same-sex marriage or civil union, it is important to protect
your rights, your partner's rights and the rights of your children,
even as the laws regarding same-sex marriage and civil unions continually
change. By speaking with a highly experienced attorney from our firm,
you can ensure that your legal issues are skillfully handled and that
divorce, or marriage matters are fully and carefully resolved. It is extremely
important to hire an attorney that is up-to-date on all new laws pertaining
to same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships.
Domestic partnership agreements allow gay and lesbian couples to enter
into a domestic union.. In 2011 the Colorado Civil Union Act was introduced.
This bill allowed same-sex couples and heterosexual couples to enter into
unions that are limited by the Colorado Constitution. In 2015 the United
States Supreme Court ruled in
Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and effectively
declared same-sex marriage legal in all states. Regardless of the type
of domestic arrangement, it is important to ensure that all of the rights
granted in a same-sex union are fully understood and protected.
Divorce Lawyers Serving Colorado
Establishing a domestic partnership allows you to form a legal contract
with your partner that establishes certain responsibilities and rights.
If the partnership should end, it is imperative to have an agreement in
place that will provide you and your partner with an equitable division
of property, establish parental responsibility between both partners,
and provide spousal maintenance for one partner where it is considered
necessary. Domestic partnership agreements are also important for hospital
visitation rights and parental rights.
Whether you are married or not, every couple has important issues to resolve
before, during and even after the union. Putting those agreements in place
can greatly benefit you and your family. At Feldmann Nagel, LLC, our attorneys
are highly skilled in resolving all issues pertaining to domestic partnership
and same sex marriages. Call us today so that your rights can be discussed.
Contact a Colorado divorce attorney
immediately if you are concerned about your rights involving a domestic
partnership or marriage.