Bakersfield Same-Sex Dissolution Attorneys
Helping LGBTQ+ Californians Navigate Divorce
For LGBTQ+ individuals, finalizing a divorce can be uniquely challenging. At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our Bakersfield same-sex dissolution lawyers are committed to helping LGBTQ+ clients navigate the marriage dissolution process.
Unique Challenges Faced by LGBTQ+ Couples During Divorce
To finalize the dissolution of a marriage, same-sex couples typically have the same options as heterosexual spouses, such as utilizing a summary, uncontested, or contested dissolution of marriage.
However, same-sex individuals often face a number of challenges when filing for divorce. Some common issues same-sex couples frequently encounter includes:
- Determining how to divide property equitably. Many same-sex couples have considered themselves married longer than gay marriage has been legal, which can lead to disputes over what constitutes separate or community property.
- Ascertaining spousal support. Like property division, same-sex couples may disagree on what factors should play into a spousal support dispute.
- Establishing child custody and support. Child custody and support battles can get murky, particularly when only one party is the biological party of a child.
At Alternative Divorce Solutions, we're committed to helping same-sex Californians easily navigate the divorce process using tools such as mediation.
“Thank you for all your knowledge, conscientiousness, and kindness.”- Beverly
“First and foremost, I found that I had a lot to learn about the divorce mediation process. I did not exactly know what the role of the mediator was or if we would still have to go to Court.”- Donald B.
“I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my husband and explained the whole mediation process. After I left I knew exactly what to expect and ADS lived up to my expectations.”- Giz S.