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Filing for Divorce in the LGBT Community

If you are having spousal problems and it appears that your marriage might be coming to an end, it can become a very difficult and traumatic time. There are many aspects to the legal dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership that must be addressed and fully resolved in order to be able to move on with your life. Separation of property, child support, visitation, child custody, spousal support, and alimony payments are all key issues when negotiating a divorce.

Pride Legal’s network of gay and lesbian divorce attorneys offer professional and uniquely individualized services in the following areas:

• Divorce
Divorce & Mediation Consulting
Dissolution of Marriage
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
• Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Spousal Support
Cohabitation Agreements
Judgment Enforcement

Divorce and Mediation Consulting

Pride Legal’s network of independent attorneys provide are heavily experienced in family law and divorce consulting services. Divorce mediation is a quicker, cheaper alternative to getting a divorce instead of going through the court system. With the use of a mediator, both parties could come to agreements on topics such as separation of property, child support, visitation, child custody, spousal support and alimony. There are many aspects to the legal dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership that must be addressed and fully resolved in order to be able to move on with your life.

Limited Scope Representation

If you are looking for focused representation, Pride Legal’s attorneys offer limited scope representation throughout family law. Whether you are dealing with modification of custody or support, post-judgment enforcement, or other issues in regard to divorce, paternity, marital, or family law, Pride Legal attorneys offer limited scope services to clients looking for focused representation. This type of arrangement allows you the flexibility to resolve certain issues on your own, or with the help of an attorney, and limit your incurred fees. In other words, if you are short on cash, or don’t want to pay over a certain amount to an attorney, you could set up to pay in advance what you would require. This would save you money, as you would be completing some parts a lawyer would typically handle.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

There are many reasons why a couple chooses to enter into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. For example, to safeguard assets and/or prevent unnecessary conflict during a marriage. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people completed before they wed. A postnuptial is created sometime after marriage.

A Pride Legal attorney will prepare an agreement that provides for proper protection of your separate assets These agreements typically address many issues, including finances, property division, life insurance, family pets, spousal support, retirement benefits, and more. These issues are common areas of contempt found in marriages and legally deciding how to handle them could potentially alleviate or prevent any serious problems in the future.

The negotiation of a prenuptial agreement can be a highly sensitive issue. Pride Legal’s network of family law attorneys are dedicated to handling your agreement with the delicateness, compassion, and care it deserves. Pride Legal’s network of family law lawyers understands that it is of utmost importance to plan a marriage with your partner while also maintaining the love and respect within your relationship.

Post-nuptial agreements work almost in the same way. The difference between a post-nuptial agreement and a pre-nuptial agreement is that post-nups are drafted and signed after a couple has already legally married, not before.

LGBTQ+ Divorce

Since same-sex marriage was legalized in California following the demise of Proposition 8, many states have seen a rampant rise in divorce in LGBTQ+ marriages. Thousands of same-sex couples have now wed in the state, and have now come to seek divorce. It’s not exactly known why lesbians have had a 68% rate of divorce, or why gay people have a 58% rate of divorce. Some speculate that since the fall of Prop 8, many LGBTQ+ people rushed into marriages without fully knowing their partner. Read more about this issue here.

Pride Legal’s network of LGBT divorce attorneys serves all of Southern California. Our member attorneys offer professional legal services to the gay community as well as the community at large. Our compassionate, skilled lawyers will help you through this challenging time and remain committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

California Divorce Lawyers for the Needs of the LGBT Community

Pride Legal has excellent LGBT divorce attorneys in our network that serve the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego County areas. Your selection of gay and lesbian divorce attorneys is a crucial part of the process you are facing. You will need someone you can trust that will protect your legal rights and those of your family.

Pride Legal – Attorney Values

Personal Attention

Whether you are entering or exiting from your marriage, a Pride Legal lawyer will provide personal attention to your matter and your individual circumstances. Being focused on your goals is important, especially when most people would like to reach an agreement that accommodates your family as effectively and efficiently as possible. When a divorce lawyer is provided with the necessary facts of the marriage’s history and the circumstances for the divorce, the attorney is more able to build and develop sound strategy and impact, rather to merely react.

Respect of Your Time, Money, and Quality of Life

A Pride Legal lawyer will provide you with the best options for your case, protect your rights, and help you reach your goals… not what will result in more billable hours. It is imperative to work closely under the fairness of full disclosure concerning finances, as well as each client’s physical and emotional states moving forward By advising you based on your rights and your priorities, one of Pride Legal’s attorneys will counsel you through the challenges of divorce and minimize stress in dealing with a difficult spouse, protect your rights, and fight for your goals.

For example, if you and your spouse are unable to discuss issues or work together and are involved in a conflict, it can become much more difficult to bring about an equitable resolution. However, if both agree on the main points of the divorce, it can be quickly settled and filed in court. It is crucial that when you are choosing an experienced LGBT divorce attorney, that you be represented by one that will aggressively defend your best interests.

Skilled, Fearless, and Relentless Representation

An experienced and accomplished Pride Legal attorney will defend your position with fervor and dedication. Moreover, each Pride Legal family law attorney must meet our high standard of competence which includes 5 years of practice within family law, actual trial experience, and maintenance of malpractice insurance.

Contact Pride Legal

If you or a loved one is seeking a divorce, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.

Need to discuss the possibility of divorce? Contact a California Gay and Lesbian Divorce Attorney for more information about your options.

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