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