When a Same-Sex Partnership Comes to an End in Virginia

Posted on May 27, 2012 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you’re considering ending your same-sex partnership, take into account all the legal details, consider the services of a licensed mediator, and find a Virginia divorce attorney to represent you before you proceed.

When any type of serious domestic relationship is dissolved, the parties must work out issues such as division of property, child custody, child support, and other important matters. If the couple is married, they may rely on divorce law to dictate their rights and responsibilities.

Unfortunately, gay marriages are not recognized in the state of Virginia, so when a same-sex partnership ends, the parties do not have the same legal recourse as straight couples. This can add even more stress to an already difficult break-up.

There are still ways of protecting your best interests. Gay couples may find that mediation is a good option for them. With the help of a licensed mediator, the separating couple can negotiate the terms of their separation and draw up contracts that reflect their decisions.

It is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side during mediation so that you receive fair treatment and may move on with your life after your same-sex partnership ends.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

At this vulnerable time, it’s critical that you have exceptional legal representation that not only understands the specifics of your case, but is dedicated to your best interests and those of your family.

The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and advocating that you receive everything to which you are entitled and need to start your new life. You can learn more by requesting one of our FREE divorce guides for women, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.