Divorce can bring with it a lot of uncertainties. A divorcing couple in Massachusetts, or anywhere else in the country, may have a plethora of concerns when they decide to go their separate ways. These concerns include child support, child custody and spousal support. A couple may also worry about child visitation after a divorce. Amidst these uncertainties, one definitely needs the support of an experienced attorney.
For same-sex couples in Massachusetts, one of their life goals was to have the ability to marry legally and have all the same rights under the law as male and female couples do. However, what many are finding is that the risk of getting married also carries with it the risk of divorce, if the union does not work out. While the excitement of being allowed to marry could be viewed as clouding the judgment of those who decide to take that step, that does not alter the issues that could arise when a same-sex divorce becomes inevitable.
As same-sex couples are beginning to be afforded the right to marry in states across the country, the flipside is the necessity for same-sex divorce. States, like Massachusetts, that have legalized same-sex marriage must now also offer same-sex divorce. Because even when marriages begin with the best of intentions, not all work out.