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Same-Sex Family Law

Family Law, Divorce And Adoption Legal Advice For The LGBT Community In Wellesley

Partners in same-sex relationships experience the joys and challenges as those in heterosexual relationships. From adoption to estate planning, prenuptial agreements to divorce, gay and lesbian couples can find the legal assistance they need at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., in Wellesley.

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At the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., we have advised many same-sex couples about their rights under family law. Our firm has the experience, knowledge and sensitivity to help clients make successful transitions to the next stages of life.

To schedule a consultation, call the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., at 781-489-3759 or send an email.

Same-Sex Divorce Cases

Massachusetts recognizes same-sex marriages, but surrounding states do not. At the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., we have advised many same-sex couples about their rights under the law. We have also guided married gay and lesbian clients through the divorce process. As a domestic relations lawyer, Lisa Ruggieri will work to help you achieve a divorce or separation as quickly as possible while protecting your rights.

A divorce involving partners of the same-sex presents many of the same legal challenges as any other divorce. Marital property must be divided and the issue of alimony determined. Child custody and visitation rights must be established. Some aspects of same-sex divorce are unique or are still being resolved through case law, however.

Second-Parent Adoptions

At our firm, we advise many same-sex couples to seek a second-parent adoption for the partner who is not the biological parent of a child. While a second-parent adoption is not necessary to protect the other parent’s custody or visitation rights in Massachusetts, it can help to secure the nonbiological parent’s rights in other states, should a divorce occur. Both parents must agree to the adoption. The Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., can file the necessary papers and help you achieve a second-parent adoption in an efficient manner.

Contact Us

As a family law practice, we understand the legal challenges and difficulties that gay, lesbian and nontraditional families face today. We can help you understand your rights and take advantage of the legal protections available to you. To schedule an appointment, call 781-489-3759 or send an email to our same-sex divorce attorney.

In addition to marriage, adoption and divorce-related matters, the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., also provides counsel on probate and estate planning matters. We can explain how a will or life insurance policy can help you leave a financial legacy for your partner and your children.

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