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Dedicated Family Law Counsel For LGBT Couples

Since 2008, Connecticut has recognized gay marriages. Same-sex married couples have the same issues presented to them as all other married parties in Connecticut when it comes to the termination of their marriages. All married couples, whether same–sex or opposite-sex, are subject to the same laws regarding the termination of their marriages. However, with the rapid evolution of same-sex family law over recent years, you are probably left with many questions regarding your family situation.

My firm, the Law Office Of Robert A. Skovgaard, has assisted LGBT family law clients for decades — since before same-sex marriage was recognized in Connecticut. I am passionate about helping those in the LGBT community through their most sensitive family issues.

Providing Clarity During Such An Uncertain Time

LGBT couples who are facing the end of their marriage need skilled guidance from an attorney who is familiar with these issues. With over 40 years of experience, I have counseled many same-sex couples through the rapidly evolving legal landscape.

While same-sex couples must go through the same divorce process as all other couples, there are still many uncertainties that are unique in these cases. You may have questions such as:

  • How does a couple’s history prior to when their marriage is recognized by the state affect the asset division process?
  • If you have a child via a surrogate and do not know the identity of the biological parent, how do you establish parental rights?
  • How are existing prenuptial agreements affected by recent changes in the law?

There are also many couples who have never married, but have been in committed, long-term relationships. This presents a unique area of law with which you need a highly experienced attorney.

No matter your question, I can provide clarification to help you understand the legal process and protect your rights.

Have You Recently Come Out As LGBT?

In addition to representing parties in same-sex relationships, I have worked with a number of individuals in opposite-sex marriages who have, sometimes after years of struggling with the issue, recognized that they are gay, lesbian or another sexual orientation. These cases can present significant challenges, as feelings of guilt, betrayal or confusion can impact both parties. People in this situation need the assistance of a Connecticut divorce attorney with the experience to recognize and handle the special issues at stake.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today

Whether you need to start the divorce process or would like insight into another same-sex family law issue, you need a lawyer with thorough experience in this area of law. Call my Stamford firm at 203-883-4506 to schedule your free consultation, or reach out online to get started. I am happy to help.