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Same-Sex Family Law Issues

Compassionate Family Law Attorney in Pittsburgh

Although the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in mid-2015, the topic is still a sensitive subject for many people, as frequent news stories will point out. At the Law Offices of Avram Y. Rosen, our Pittsburgh family lawyer, Mr. Rosen, is proud to offer his legal services to same-sex couples and, indeed, anyone in need of reliable legal counsel. We are here to help people from all walks of life, and we do not allow apparent controversies cloud our judgement.

For more than a decade, we have been the go-to family law firm in Pittsburgh for families running into serious troubles that require litigation of some sort. Now, we can take all of our experience and know-how and put them to good use for same-sex couples, who are faced with a new slew of unexpected legal complications ever since same-sex marriage was legalized.

What is troubling you and your same-sex spouse? We can handle it!


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Specific Issues Same-Sex Spouses May Face

While it is true that most family laws that apply to same-sex couples also apply to all couples, there are still some gray areas in the law. Legislators across the country are working on setting defined statutes for these areas of uncertainty. In the meantime, however, settling related disputes usually relies on an attorney’s expertise and intervention.

There are two main topics of potential concern for same-sex couples:

  1. Adoption: When a same-sex couple marries, one spouse may wish to adopt the children of the other, and vice versa. This was a tricky legal situation before, and so it is now, especially since courts may not find it clear as to which spouse has the right to adopt.
  2. Fathers’ rights: A whole section of family law is focused on protecting a fathers’ rights during a divorce, as history indicates that the mother would more often be seen in a favorable light. The legislation becomes unclear when there are two or no fathers in a marriage.

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Are you a member of a same-sex couple and you are worried there is no one out there who can help you with a difficult family law issue? Worry no more! Come to our law firm and our Pittsburgh family law attorney would be happy to help you find the right solution for your unique situation. Contact us today and we can begin discussing your legal options!