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It’s a great question. Does divorce follow the same proceedings for same sex couples as it does for heterosexual relationships? I covered this topic a few years ago following the legalization of same sex marriage here in Rhode Island.
When same-sex marriage became legal in Rhode Island on August 1, 2013, so did same-sex divorce. Although same-sex couples have the same legal protections now as heterosexual couples, they do confront special concerns during divorce.
Same-sex couples who are considering flying into Rhode Island now for a “quickie” wedding should realize that there is no “quickie” divorce option. Rhode Island also has a one-year residency requirement for divorces.
Following are some of the same-sex divorce issues that couples could face:
Every relationship presents situations unique to those individuals. The knowledgeable and experienced family law attorneys at Kirshenbaum Law Associates guide same-sex couples through the complications of divorce, helping them to protect their personal interests. Contact us today to discuss your individual situation.
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