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Richmond Hill Skilled Same Sex Marriage Divorce Counsel

Since 2005 in Canada, same-sex couples have enjoyed the same right to marriage as opposite-sex couples. Many couples have chosen to take this step and formalize their union with a legal marriage; others, however, have chosen to remain common law. In either case, upon the breakdown of a relationship, same-sex couples face the same difficult issues that opposite-sex couples do.The same-sex divorce lawyers at Weekend Lawyers in Richmond Hill’s Richmond Hill region serve members of the LGBT community and we assist clients who seek legal guidance in the dissolution of their relationship. To learn more, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule a free consultation.

Relationship Dissolution: The Basics

For same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike, there are many important issues that must be resolved upon divorce or break up of a common-law union. Regardless of the length of the union, among the fundamental issues are:

  • Child custody and support
  • Spousal support
  • Property division

These issues can be resolved by way of a separation agreement, which contains the important terms upon which the relationship ends. Many Ontario couples negotiate a separation agreement before requesting an uncontested divorce from a judge.

Of particular concern for same-sex spouses may be issues of child custody and support. If one partner, for example, entered the relationship with a child and over time the same-sex partner played a parental role in the child’s life, he or she may want to remain actively engaged in that role.

Counsel at Weekend Lawyers are experienced Richmond Hill lawyers handling same-sex marriage and divorce issues. We know that for all people, divorce is generally stressful and emotionally devastating. We offer the utmost in legal skill, sensitivity and options for resolution.

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To learn more about our family law practice, including divorce options for the LGBT community, call us at (416) 545-9605 or send us an email.

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