Representing Nontraditional Families

At Moniz & Mendes, P.C., our Salem nontraditional family law lawyers are proud to practice in the first state that has legalized same-sex marriage. Although state laws in Massachusetts regarding marriage are the same for all couples, since current federal laws do not recognize same-sex marriage, same-sex divorce can be quite different.

If you are considering getting married, having children, or getting divorced, seek advice and assistance from our attorneys who take great care to remain current on the status of LGBT laws.

Same-Sex Divorce

Same-sex couples face different considerations when negotiating divorce agreement such as: issues relating to the length of time the couple was together prior to the legalization of same-sex marriage; each party's status and rights as a parent; availability of health insurance benefits, and tax consequences in the transfer of property between spouses, particularly with regard to federal retirement benefits and ability to deduct alimony payments.

Learn Your Rights. Contact Us For A Free Consultation.

To learn more about our legal services for same-sex couples or to schedule your free initial consultation, contact us online, or call 781-350-4963. We regularly practice in Suffolk, Middlesex and Essex counties.