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Helping Same-Sex Couples Navigate The California Divorce Process

The road for same-sex couples to gain full marriage equality in California has been a long and hard-fought one. Same-sex couples finally have all of the same rights as different-sex couples. Just like any other couple, sometimes marriage does not work for two people, and they must turn to a court to dissolve the marriage.

Same-sex divorce works in the same manner as divorce for a different-sex couple, but the need for effective legal counsel can be much more important in a same-sex divorce. There can be unique issues surrounding things like child custody and support, and, with the same-sex marriage law still in relative infancy, some courts are still unclear with regard to how the law works. At Contreras Law Firm, we have experience representing clients in all aspects of same-sex divorce.

Same-Sex Divorce In California

It is important that you begin divorce negotiations understanding what you and your spouse each want from the settlement. Finding common ground is not always easy, and you should have someone to offer you guidance throughout the entire divorce process. Some of the issues that we assist with in same-sex divorces include:

  • Helping you and your spouse divide the property that you acquired during your marriage
  • Assisting with the valuation of any retirement accounts, business ownership interests of other high-value assets
  • Working to find an appropriate child custody and parenting time plan
  • Determining the amount of child or spousal support that could be required in your case
  • Modifying existing custody orders
  • Serving as mediators or representing you in divorce mediation

Navigating the new legal waters of same-sex divorce requires the expertise of experienced family law attorneys. At Contreras Law Firm, we understand that our clients would like to resolve a same-sex divorce in the most efficient and stress-free manner possible, and we make it our goal to find solutions that work for your family.

Talk To Us To Learn More About How We Can Help With Your Divorce

We want to help you learn more about exactly what our experienced lawyers can do to help you achieve success with your divorce. To arrange your free consultation, contact our San Diego office today by calling 619-908-1495 or sending us an email.

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What Our Clients
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“Invaluable! When I first began the process of dissolution Contreras Law came highly recommend to me by several trusted friends. I can understand why. Elyse Butler is confident, extremely knowledgeable, and entirely well-spoken. The office staff have been beyond generous towards me with their time and their thoughts towards my case. I can wholeheartedly offer my recommendation of Contreras law as a trusted source of legal counsel that will work hard for favorable outcomes!”
– J.S.

“The attorneys at Contreras Law are professional and very attentive to client needs. The attorneys at Contreras Law are professional and very attentive to client needs. They aren’t like other firms that make you feel like you are one out of hundreds of clients. To the contrary, Contreras Law goes out of its way to give you a personalized experience. I highly recommend Contreras Law for your future family or civil law needs.
– S.A.

“Great firm, awesome attorneys! A while ago, I was confused with the entire process of filing for a divorce. Gisela Acevedo diligently guided me through it all. She made the entire process easy that I was divorced in a matter of 8 months!”
– A.R.

“It’s a WIN WIN! I distinctly recommend Contreras Law as an attorney and any firm she is affiliated with, because she is not only a good attorney and knows the law very well and knows how to dig in, but she is attentive to the bigger picture of your needs, no matter the case. It is a pleasure to have gotten to know her as both an attorney and now as a friend.”
– K.R.

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At Contreras Law Firm, PC, our attorneys understand the challenges clients are facing during these difficult times. We will take the time to fully understand your concerns, expectations and tailor a strategy around them. We will explain the laws that govern California family law matters and give you an honest assessment of what you can expect as your case moves forward.