Maryland approved same-sex marriage during the November 2012 elections held in the state. What is interesting here is that even before same sex couples were able to be married in Maryland, they were already legally able to have a divorce in the state.
The Maryland Court of Appeals declared in May 2012, half a year before same sex marriages were legalized in the state, that same sex couples legally married in another state could obtain a divorce in the state of Maryland. The vote was a unanimous 7-to-0 decision.
Still, now that gay marriage is legal in Maryland, more divorces will be likely to occur in the state in the coming years. It’s important to acknowledge all sides of an issue here, and it’s important for same sex couples to take a smart approach to their marriages.
There’s the matter of prenuptial agreements, and coming to terms on important financial matters prior to being mattered, for instance. Even in the best of relationships it can serve as a simple but powerful tool to protect both parties.
It’s also important to become familiar with Maryland separation agreements, and what types of legal regulations are in place governing separations, divorces and no fault divorces. Of course, there’s also child custody and child support to consider as well for same sex couples in Maryland who have adopted a child.
For all of these matters and other legal issues regarding same sex marriage and same sex divorce in Maryland, you can call the Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein at 240.395.1418 to schedule a free consultation.
We’re here to help and protect the best interests of all of our clients, and we understand the unique challenges and difficult circumstances of separation, divorce and all family law concerns. As experienced divorce attorneys in Maryland, we’ll fight on your behalf and help you achieve the favorable outcome you’ve been seeking.
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