18 July 2013 0 Comments

Same Sex Marriage; Untying The Knot

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When a couple begins their wedded life together, they believe and hope it will be forever.

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court gave same-sex married couples the retirement benefits they always wished for. Now in California, gay and lesbian couples will be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits.

What happens when a same-sex couple gets married in California and then moves to Florida and decides they no longer want to be married? Florida is a state where same-sex marriages are not legal. In Florida, their marriage never took place.

Same-sex couples married in California are out of luck if they try to divorce in a state where their marriage is not legal. However, the U. S. Supreme Court’s ruling may provide a basis for challenging state laws.

Although, even when same-sex couples divorce in states that recognize their marriage, such as California, the process is often more complex than for heterosexual couples.

If you recently got married and believed it was forever, but now it isn’t, it is important for you to consult with an experienced Riverside family law attorney. The law office of Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson, APLC, provides experienced divorce and family law representation to clients in San Bernardino County, Orange County, and throughout Southern California. Call us today, our attorneys will take the time to understand your situation and present you with your best legal options so you can get on with your life and have a fresh start.

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