Although the right to marry applies to all couples in the state of Colorado, same-sex marriages still carry some unique legal difficulties. These types of situations are stressful and uncertain no matter the type of relationship, but same-sex couples often face a different set of challenges regarding child custody and asset division.
Because of these difficulties, seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney is extremely helpful. At Mary Kay Kramer, P.C., we handle each case of same-sex family matters with the compassion, focus, and skill it deserves. We tailor our approach to each case based on the unique elements of the relationship and aim to achieve an optimal result.
When it comes to child custody, it's almost universally more beneficial for the parents to sort things out without a court getting involved. We are experienced in the mediation process and can help achieve a plan of action that will benefit the child or children involved. Having a child custody arrangement mandated by a court can be traumatizing to a child, so avoiding that if at all possible is for the best.
But these situations should not be taking lightly. Especially for non-biological or non-adoptive parents, retaining custody and visitation rights can be incredibly difficult. Even if the parent in question has helped raise the child or children for quite some time, it's often an uphill battle.
That's why having the knowledgeable and compassionate assistance of an experienced attorney is important. Going through a divorce is never easy, but hopefully the right help can result in an agreement that is beneficial to all involved, especially the children. For more information, visit our same-sex family law page.