At the law office of Jody A. Miller, Attorney at Law, we provide legal assistance to same-sex couples in Atlanta and its surrounding areas. We realize the difficulties same-sex couples face in Georgia, so our firm focuses on providing clear answers and creative solutions to resolve a couple's needs.
For more than 20 years, our Atlanta same-sex legal issues attorney has helped couples create plans to ensure issues that might arise during their relationship — and termination of their relationship — are handled according to their wishes and expectations, including advice regarding naming beneficiaries, drafting domestic partnership agreements, dealing with health care directives and powers of attorney, and resolving children-related issues. We work hard to provide exceptional legal service with an emphasis on personalizing our representation for each client's unique situation.
Same-Sex Couples and Family Law Issues
In Georgia, same-sex couples do not receive the same rights and benefits as heterosexual legally married couples. Because Georgia does not legally recognize same-sex marriage, careful planning and preparation is vital to the long-term success of a relationship.
At the law office of Jody A. Miller, Attorney at Law, we help couples in a wide range of family law matters, including:
- Titling real property according to a couple's needs
- Ensuring couples are properly listed as beneficiaries on life insurance, retirement accounts and other financial accounts
- Advising couples on the laws governing ownership of banking and investment accounts
- Health care proxies and directives, power of attorney documents and other items that might be necessary
- Advising couples on how their debt will be handled in the future
- Drafting general contracts to protect the couple's best interests
In addition, our firm also handles all matters pertaining to same-sex adoption and parental rights. Georgia law does not confer legal rights to a non-biological parent, so we take the time to explain the options our clients might have available.
The Legal Issues of Same-Sex Breakups
Gay and lesbian couples can run into the same difficulties heterosexual couples often face. We realize that sometimes it is necessary to dissolve a relationship and part ways.
Since same-sex marriage is not recognized in Georgia, there is no such thing as a same-sex divorce. Often couples come to our firm for help executing the provisions of a domestic partnership agreement. In the event a domestic partnership agreement does not exist, we utilize mediation and the collaborative process to achieve efficient resolution on matters such as property distribution, spousal or child support payments, and all other items relating to the breakup of the relationship.
Contact a Gay and Lesbian Couple Family Law Attorney
Contact our Atlanta family law office online or call 678-905-7562 to schedule an appointment with our experienced lawyer today. We represent clients throughout Georgia, including locations such as Carrollton, Decatur, Jonesboro, Cartersville, Lawrenceville, and Marietta.