Same Sex Marriage Attorney
Same Sex Marriage Attorney in Ansonia, Milford, Orange, Stratford, Seymour, Oxford, Woodbridge, Bethany, Woodbury, Southbury, Waterbury, Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe, New Haven, Hamden, North Haven, North Branford, Branford, Westport, Wilton, Weston, Easton, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Greenwich.
In 2005, Connecticut was the second state in the country to enact a measure that purported to grant couples in a “civil union” the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. On November 12, 2008, a court decision affirmed the right of same-sex couples to marry. Following that decision, partners in existing civil unions were granted marriage licenses and their civil unions were converted to marriage.
Adapting existing marriage and family law for same-sex couples has occasioned considerable legal jousting as well as opportunities, as social norms regarding gender roles and biological and adoptive rights over minor children have changed over time. Custody battles, disputes over child support and alimony payments, and related issues are no less heated because both parents are of the same gender. Often conflicts of laws analyses must be undertaken to determine date of legal marriage (which may be in dispute depending on date of ceremony and sister state laws) and greatly impacts options regarding financial exposures or accessibility.
Same-sex couples who desire to dissolve a marriage are well-advised to retain a qualified family law attorney who’s handled same-sex divorces in the past. Carmina (Tessitore) Hirsch, one of Connecticut’s top divorce and family law attorneys, is eminently qualified to provide legal advice regarding the legal nuances of divorce for same-sex couples and how that impacts asset distribution, alimony, child support, as well as legal custody and physical custody provisions for children conceived or adopted before or during the marriage.
Shelton-based “Super Lawyer” Carmina (Tessitore) Hirsch has been repeatedly recognized by her fellow attorneys and clients for her work in helping clients navigate the very complex arena of divorce and custody matters, as reflected in the numerous awards and accolades she’s received over the years. She is a featured author in A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut (updated edition released in 2018) and has been published in Connecticut Lawyer Magazine.
Although Carmina has a well-earned reputation for having legal prowess in the courtroom, she also works to help parties resolve their disputes in an amicable manner wherever possible to reach settlement agreements and or limit the issues at trial. Contact her today to schedule your consultation.