Phoenix Gay Marriage Attorney
If you have been in a same-sex relationship, have obtained property together, even have minor children that were born during the relationship or whom you both provided care for, what do you do when the relationship ends? Do you have the same rights as heterosexual couples under the divorce laws in Arizona? You want an experienced lawyer to help you protect your rights — someone who has successfully worked with others in similar situations.
At The Law Office of John R. Gaertner, we have more than 20 years of divorce and family law experience and have worked extensively with individuals in domestic partnerships, including same-sex unions. Because we firmly believe that the most effective representation stems from strong attorney-client relationships, we offer unparalleled personal service, taking the time to carefully explain the law and the process, as well as your rights, options and likelihood of success. You will not be shuttled off to an inexperienced associate. Instead, all matters in your case will be handled by attorney Gaertner or his experienced paralegal.
Our Representation of Parties in Same-Sex Relationship Breakups
Even though the voters in Arizona have restricted the definition of marriage as taking place between a man and a woman, you still have rights after the breakup of a same-sex relationship. Heterosexual people who live together without getting married have rights regarding child custody, visitation, support and the division of property; so do you.
At The Law Office of John R. Gaertner, we will work closely with you to address all concerns related to the breakup of a domestic partnership or same-sex union, including:
- Child custody and visitation — We will help you establish and implement custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of your minor children, while protecting your rights as a parent.
- Child support — We will seek to put child support orders in place that meet the needs of your child, and that comply with state guidelines.
- Property division — We will help you work out property settlements under Arizona's community property laws, addressing the distribution of real and personal property, financial accounts, retirement funds and business interests.
Contact Our Office
For a private consultation with an experienced Scottsdale same-sex divorce attorney, contact us by e-mail or call us at 480-359-3793, 480-991-6646 or toll free at 800-781-1693. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.