The right for same sex couples to marry in St. Louis was hard-won, and those rights also include the right to same sex divorce. However, due to how recently same sex marriage was legalized in St. Louis, not all attorneys are well versed in the law as it relates to same sex divorce. Further, not all members of the legal profession – especially in Missouri – have adopted a tolerant and welcoming attitude towards same sex couples. This can make it challenging to find the right attorney to handle your same sex divorce in the St. Louis area.
That is not the case at Jacobs Law Office. We are one of the most forward-thinking law firms in St. Louis as it relates to same sex divorce, and we handle our same sex divorce clients with the same commitment to results as all our other clients. We have been fighting for the legal rights of the people of St. Louis since 1987. For a divorce consultation or to learn more about same sex divorce laws in St. Louis and Missouri, call us today at (314) 942-7999.
Until recently, same sex marriages were not recognized in Missouri. Therefore, couples who had been married in other states were not recognized as married by the state of Missouri. Since a recent court ruling defeated the state’s same sex marriage ban, access to both marriage and same sex divorce have greatly improved for St. Louis residents. However, some districts and courts still face uncertainty when it comes to gay marriage and same sex divorce issues.
It is also important to note that other legal agreements that were set up before same sex marriage was recognized in Missouri may also need to be addressed and dissolved in addition to the divorce agreement. For example, this may include:
…and other outstanding agreements that may predate the same sex divorce.
At Jacobs Law Office, we understand that the legal issues surrounding the dissolution of your same sex marriage may be more complex than those of a heterosexual marriage, especially with the lack of experience that many courts in Missouri have with the procedure. We will guide you through the process and ensure that your best interests are protected at all times.
Whether heterosexual or homosexual, divorce is always a serious decision. It is important to understand what divorce will mean to you and to explore opportunities for reconciliation if at all possible before moving forward with the process. Same sex divorce usually means a division of property, child custody rights, and other complex legal issues. Additionally, same sex divorce can be further complicated by the biases and discrimination that some judges and others in the legal profession may possess. While this discrimination is not legal, it is important to hire an attorney who understands not only the legal landscape, but the judicial implications as well.
To learn more call Jacobs Law Office today for your free consultation at (314) 942-7999 or contact us online. Our legal experts will help you to understand your rights and whether or not proceeding with a divorce is the right decision for you.