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San Diego Same-Sex Divorce Attorneys

Compassionate Legal Counsel for LGBTQ+ Couples

As a same-sex couple, going through a divorce can be a challenging experience. You may be unsure how the process will work or whether your rights will be protected. Andy Cook Law is here to help.

We are committed to representing LGBTQ+ couples in all types of family law matters. Whether you need help with a relatively simple uncontested divorce or have complex issues to resolve, you can rely on us to provide the caring, personalized representation you deserve. We understand that each case is unique, and we are here to help you find the best solution for your situation.

Reach out to us today at (619) 304-9769 for a free, confidential consultation with our San Diego same-sex divorce attorneys. We are here to help you navigate the divorce process.

California Same-Sex Divorce Laws

Same-sex couples in California have the same rights and responsibilities as opposite-sex couples when it comes to marriage and divorce. This means that, in general, same-sex divorces are handled in the same way as opposite-sex divorces.

California is a no-fault divorce state, which means that either spouse can file for divorce without having to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. All that is required is that one spouse believes the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Here are the basic steps to getting a same-sex divorce in California:

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Same-Sex Divorce & Alimony

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a payment that one spouse makes to the other spouse after a divorce. It is designed to help the lower-earning spouse maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage.

California is a community property state, meaning that most property and debts acquired during a marriage are considered to be owned equally by both spouses. When a couple gets divorced, their community property is divided equally between them. This includes any income that was earned during the marriage.

As a result, if you and your spouse have similar incomes, you may not be awarded alimony. However, if one spouse earns significantly more than the other spouse, the court may award alimony to the lower-earning spouse. Alimony can be awarded for a specific period of time or until the lower-earning spouse remarries.

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No matter what unique situation you may be facing, you can rely on Andy Cook Law to provide the caring, personalized representation you deserve. Our same-sex divorce lawyers in San Diego will work tirelessly to help you achieve a favorable outcome and protect your rights every step of the way.

Reach out to us today at (619) 304-9769 or fill out our online contact form for a free, confidential consultation. We are here to help you navigate the divorce process.

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