In May 2014, same-sex spouses who wanted to obtain divorces gained the right to do so in Pennsylvania. This allowance extends to couples that were married in other states, and the attorneys at Row Law Offices, P.C., strive to help couples discover and exercise their legal options. Our goal is to prepare you for your split and devise terms that are agreeable to you and your former spouse, so we offer a range of tactful representation and consultation services.
When going through a divorce in Pennsylvania, spouses may disagree about issues like child custody, property division or alimony. Property division can be especially confusing when a business is involved because couples may run a business together or not know how to split a profitable company.
Pennsylvanians may be intrigued by a case out of Oklahoma in which the former wife of an oil tycoon is appealing her award of nearly $1 billion in her divorce. The woman, who filed for divorce from her husband in 2012, was awarded $995 million following a 2-month contested final divorce hearing. Despite the large amount, she is apparently dissatisfied.
On May 20, 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in Pennsylvania. As a result, the attorneys at Rowe Law Offices P.C. are now able to handle a range of LGBT legal issues such as same-sex divorce. Whether you were married in Pennsylvania or in another state, we are prepared to help you finalize your divorce in Pennsylvania. Our Berks County attorneys have experience helping to represent LGBT clients who are going through a same-sex divorce.
When same-sex couples with children separate in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, they may face obstacles to establishing child support, visitation and custody. Many LGBT couples have their children through assisted fertilization or adoption; the result is that one or both parents might not be biological parents of the children. When a domestic partnership ends, the non-biological parent will be at a disadvantage.