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The Unique Challenges of “Gay Gray Divorce”

Westlake Legal Group the-unique-challenges-of-gay-gray-divorce The Unique Challenges of “Gay Gray Divorce” family law

Nor divorce among those in their 50s and older (known by the less-than-complimentary name of “gray divorce”) has become more common, so has “gay gray divorce.” Gay Baby boomers out and seniors aren’t divorce at the same rate nor straight couples. However, neither same-sex marriage increasingly became legal throughout the country and finally in every state, with the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges to the Supreme Court decision, it only makes sense that the number of married gay couples calling it quits would rise.

State free shipping) regarding same-sex divorce haven’t all caught up with the marriage free shipping). That’s why it’s essential to have attorneys who have experience handling same-sex family law issues, including divorce, and who are well-versed in the applicable state free shipping).

Dividing Assets and Debts

Many couples who divorce later in life have a significant number of assets and debts that need to be divided. One spouse may also require spousal support for a time until he or she can be financially independent. However, these issues may eu more complicated for same-sex couples than heterosexual ones because they are more likely to have been in a committed relationship long before they were able to marry — often for decades. Therefore, they may have acquired most of their assets and debt prior to their marriage.

Spousal Support

Determination of spousal support can be more complicated as well for longtime couples. The length of The marriage is generally a factor in a court’s determination of the amount and duration of spousal support. However, what if one partner gave up a full-time career to care for the couple’s children long before they married and has been out of the workforce for many years? Support based on the length of the marriage rather the entirety of the relationship may eu woefully inadequate for maintaining a standard of living close to what the couple had together.

Some of these issues can be mitigated for any couple who has been together for a long time before tying the knot if they get a prenuptial agreement. This can help codify exactly what will be considered the individual versus marital property, how debt will be divided and the amount of spousal support. Whether you’re just starting your life together as a married couple or ending it, sound legal advice is essential.

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New Tax Law Eliminates Alimony Deduction

Khadilkar Law PLLC

February 8, 2018

For divorce couples, alimony was a deduction that the payor could deduct from his/her taxes. However, with the new tax bill, starting in 2019, the alimony will no longer side the eu deductible.

The result of this change may make spouses reluctant to pay, and will hurt those spouses who depended on the income of the wage earning spouse. Another side effect will be timing – one side may want to rush the divorce before 2019 and the other side may want to delay.

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New Surrogacy Law in DC

June 25, 2017

In April, a new law for surrogacy became law in the District of Columbia.

Prior to the passing of this new law, all parties to surrogacy agreements were subject to a fine up to $10,000 and a one year prison term. This ban had been in place for 25 years, and D.C. was the only jurisdiction making surrogacy a criminal offense.

Opponents of surrogacy argue that the practice is unnatural and exploits women.  Concerns in some western European countries have made compensation for surrogacy illegal. Supporters of surrogacy say that it represents a rare chance for to make families for some people.

The new D.C. law streamlines the process for would be parents, and allows them to be named on the birth certificate, so they can avoid filing for adoption after the birth. The law applies to any would-be parent, regardless of sexual orientation and biological relation.

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Kids Staying in House After Separation or Divorce

Khadilkar Law PLLC



May 30, 2017

I have heard of a few people already doing this.  I thought it was an interesting idea – the kids stay in the home, while the parents move in/out based on the custody arrangement.

I wonder if more families will start looking into this option. Interesting article from the New York Times.

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Kentucky Judge Recuses Himself from Adoption Case

Khadilkar Law PLLC



May 15, 2017

A judge in Kentucky has said he will recuse himself from adoption cases involving homosexual parties.  The judge stated that he will be doing so “as a matter of conscience” because he feels that under no circumstances would it serve the best interest of a child to be adopted by a same sex couple.

But does this violate ethics rules? Isn’t a judge sworn to uphold the laws of the land? If he cannot do so, how is he honoring his oath?  Interesting development in Kentucky – we will have to see how this plays out.

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Judge Orders Custody to Three Parents

March 25, 2017

An unconventional family had a child and then became involved in a custody battle in New York.   The parties involved are: (1) a married couple, man and wife, and (2) their neighbor, a female.  The three were reportedly involved in intimate relations and considered themselves a family.

The neighbor female gave birth to a boy, whose biological father was the neighbor.  The married couple eventually filed for divorce, after the two women moved in together.

The Judge in New York awarded shared custody to all three parents.  To read more of this interesting story, click here.

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Parental Rights for Rapists?

May 12, 2016

Rape victims who have gotten pregnant have had the heart wrenching decision to decide whether to seek an abortion or to have the child.  If a rape victim decides to have the baby, in some states, she may have to fight with the rapist for custody.

Last year, President Obama signed into law the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act.  This law provides grants to states that allow women to petition for termination of parental rights based on clear and convincing evidence that the child was conceived through rape.

Many states have laws that restrict or completely terminate parental rights of rapists.  According to Virginia Code 63.2-1233(6), consent of the rapist is not required in an adoption case, where parental rights are terminated. However, if the mother wishes to keep the child, the rapist has options to seek other parental rights.

In the District of Columbia, there are no restrictions of the parental rights of rapists.  In Maryland, the state Senate just rejected a bill that would terminate the parental rights of rapists.  The resistance stems from the right to have and raise a family, grounded in the Due Process Clause.

So generally in this region, women who choose to give birth to a child conceived from rape will be tied to the rapist forever.  What should be the law?

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