Need a LGBT Lawyer in Chino Hills?
The Law Offices of Rossana Mitchell are here to assist you with any legal services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people all through Southern California.
We have years of experience in this field and we are involved in the LGBT community working with others to create a greater fairness for the LGBT families, which makes the Law Offices of Rossana Mitchell uniquely qualified to help you with any LGBT law matter you may face. Talk with one of our LGBT lawyers in Chino Hills today!
California Law Allows Gay Marriage and Domestic Partnerships
Thankfully, on June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States. It took a lot of effort, but we completed the hurdle. Now today, same-sex couples who are looking for rights, protections, and benefits of entering a legal relationship have two options. They can choose between marriage and a California domestic partnership.
At this time, California allows same-sex couples to register as domestic partners instead of marrying if they choose. Domestic partnerships are very similar to marriage in the rights, responsibilities, and requirements, with small differences.
Non-registered partnerships have entirely different legal principles and requirements, including those that may apply to ownership issues and control of assets. Same-sex couples who are legally married in California, as well as registered domestic partners, are entitled to the same manner of spousal support as other opposite-sex couples.
The rules that are applicable to paternity has also been applied in California to same-sex parentage proceedings that either one or both of the parents are not biologically connected to a child. Each of the grounds for establishing paternity of a father may be applied in order to establish parentage in the case of a second mother or second father. This can be a complicated matter and you may want an LGBT lawyer in Los Angeles to assist you. We at the Law Offices of Rossana Mitchell can help you win your case.
Prenuptial Agreements for Same-Sex Couples In California
In 2008, California started to grant same-sex marriage licenses to couples, this was briefly put on hold in 2013, then began again shortly after. Not only are same-sex couples entitled to marriage and a domestic partnership, but also to a prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement. This can assist with a number of issues that may present themselves before and after a marriage, such as:
- Protection for each party’s financial rights
- Protection from your spouse’s debts
- Protect for a business you own
- Separate property for children who are from a prior marriage
LGBT Services in Los Angeles Available to You
Here at the Law Offices of Rossana Mitchell, we offer a variety of services for the LGBT community. Whether you need LGBT Divorce, LGBT Adoption, LGBT Surrogacy, LGBT Child Custody, LGBT Visitation, LGBT Pre-Nuptial Agreements, LGBT Postnuptial Agreements, LGBT Wills and Trusts, LGBT Estate Planning, Marvin Actions, or Co-habitation Agreements the Law Offices of Rossana Mitchell are here to help you.
To discuss any same-sex marriage or domestic partnership matter, call our experienced Los Angeles same-sex marriage lawyer that is also a Certified Family Law Specialist*. Call or contact us today for a free consultation!