Atlanta Same-Sex Legal Issues Lawyer
At the law office of Jody A. Miller, 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.
Now that same-sex marriage is recognized in Georgia, divorce is an option for legally married same-sex couples. Unmarried couples also come to our firm for help executing the provisions of a domestic partnership agreement. In the event of the breakup of a same-sex relationship outside of legal marriage and not governed by a pre-existing domestic partnership agreement, we utilize mediation and the collaborative process to achieve efficient resolution on matters such as property and debt division, spousal or child support payments, custody, and other items related to the breakup of the relationship.
Same-Sex Couples And Family Law Issues
At the law office of Jody A. Miller, we help same-sex couples in a wide range of family law matters, particularly if they are not legally married, 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, same-sex couples who have been together for a long time but did not legally marry until late into their relationship should seek legal advice regarding their unique situation.
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 nonbiological 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.
Now that same-sex marriage is recognized in Georgia, divorce is an option. Unmarried couples also come to our firm for help executing the provisions of a domestic partnership agreement. In the event of a domestic partnership outside of marriage, 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.