Same-Sex Couples

On May 20th, Pennsylvania joined all of the New England States, Iowa, Washington, D.C. and Hawaii, when a Middle District judge finally struck down the portion of the marriage law forbidding two persons of the same sex from marrying.

At Rowe Law Offices, we have been helping the LGBT community for many years to overcome obstacles to estate planning, inheritance, adoption, and property division because Pennsylvania did not recognize valid same-sex marriages from other states.

We could not file a divorce action, and we could not draw up estate planning documents naming the partners as spouses. We could not help the partners divide their property using the protection of the Divorce Code, nor could we seek spousal support, or alimony.

All of that has changed. We urge you to contact us to set up your estate planning documents. Pre-nuptial or mid-nuptial agreements are available to those who may be coming into the relationship with significant premarital assets or children from a prior relationship.

Unfortunately, when the relationship has reached a point where it cannot be saved, we can guide you through the divorce process, which for most same-sex couples, will be completely new and unfamiliar. We will be happy to suggest ways to protect yourself, and ways to keep things amicable if possible, but we will be there with you if litigation is unavoidable.

Contact Our Berks, Lancaster Or Schuylkill County, PA, Same Sex Couples Lawyers

Learn more about same sex couples by calling our attorneys for a free consultation. Contact Rowe Law Offices, P.C., at 610-816-0935 (Berks County), 717-345-3208 (Lancaster County), 570-362-6837 (Schuylkill County) or 866-232-1913, or send us an email.