National Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage
Trusted Support from a Burbank Divorce Attorney
As of June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling was cause for celebration for activists, organizers, and LGBT communities all over the country, and President Obama even called it a "victory for America." California has allowed same-sex marriages for some time, but the Supreme Court's ruling has potential to affect same-sex marriages everywhere-- even in states that have already legalized them.
At Fusco & Clarke, our firm has been assisting LGBT couples with divorce and family law issues since we have been in practice. We have long-offered divorce services to same-sex couples with a focus on challenges common to divorce proceedings in their community. In light of the Supreme Court's ruling, we are now prepared to even further extend our counsel and ensure that our clients are aware of—and benefit from—all of legal advantages marriage offers during their divorce or separation.
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New Federal Marriage Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
The U.S. Supreme Court decision brings a number of new federal benefits to married same-sex couples that were previously unavailable. Now that they are, they could significantly change the outlook of a divorce or separation.
- New federal marriage benefits for same-sex couples includes:
- Veteran and military benefits
- Federal employment benefits
- Social security spousal survivor benefits
- Social security retirement benefits
- Social security lump-sum death benefits
Our team brings decades of collective experience to our divorce cases. We know how emotional this time can be and always endeavor to provide trusted, effective guidance during this difficult time—while all the while looking after you best interests every step of the way. If you are in a same-sex marriage and are facing a divorce, then we invite you to contact us today to learn about how the circumstances of dissolving your marriage may have changed since the Supreme Court ruling.
Dedicated support is just a call away. Contact us at (818) 672-1562 to speak with a skilled Burbank divorce lawyer today!