Do You Need an LGBT Divorce Attorney?

Do You Need an LGBT Divorce Attorney?

It is estimated that more than half of marriages today, in the United States, end in divorce. And now that LGBT people are, legally, allowed to marry, it’s only inevitable that they’ll be needing an LGBT divorce attorney as well. LGBT Attorney Susan T. Perkins knows that LGBT people need special consideration when it comes to their divorce needs, so if you’re in the market for an LGBT divorce attorney, read on.

An LGBT Divorce Attorney is just what you need for a Same Sex Divorce in Rhode Island

On the surface, it may seem as though there is no difference between a same sex divorce and an opposite sex divorce. However, as an LGBT divorce attorney will tell you, there are actually many differences between a same sex divorce and an opposite sex divorce. For example:

  • In an opposite sex divorce, constitutional rights are not only guaranteed, but they’re assumed to be in place. In a same sex divorce, however, you may find that it’s difficult to get your constitutionally guaranteed rights. Susan Perkins, Esq., the pre-eminent LGBT divorce attorney in Rhode Island, will work hard to make sure your constitutional rights are guaranteed.
  • Same sex couples often face a unique set of issues that opposite sex couples do not face. For example, same sex couples often face the issue of custodial rights of second parent adoption, and this is something that only an experienced LGBT divorce attorney – like Susan Perkins, Esq. – would understand in a court of law.
  • Same sex marriages have only been accepted by Rhode Island since 2013. However, what do you do if you have been in a domestic partnership that was formed prior to the state-wide acceptance of same sex marriage? You will need, then, to enlist the aid of an LGBT divorce attorney to assist you in the dissolution.

Susan Perkins, Esq., is an LGBT divorce attorney with years of experience in dealing with such matters. She and her firm specialize in expedited divorce proceedings, and many dissolutions can take place over the course of 3 months or less. For more information about our firm, or to hire Rhode Island’s premiere LGBT divorce attorney, contact us today.