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Navigating Changes After Divorce

Legal Eagles: Creating the New You

Let’s be real — divorce is TOUGH, and so is figuring out your and your family’s new life in the weeks and months that follow finalizing your split. And, there’s a case to be made for it being even tougher for those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Alimony, child custody, equitable distribution, oh my!

Legal Eagles: A Checklist If Your Marriage Isn’t Going to Last

Since the United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs Hodges in 2015, all individuals in the United States have a right to marry whomever they want. All individuals also have a right to separate and divorce from their spouse.

Four years of gay marriage

Strong Commitments and Fragile Gains

On the matter of divorce, LGBTQ Americans are more likely to grapple with legal confusion and lack of precedent regarding same-sex divorces than outright discrimination.

Transgender legal issues and family law

Legal Eagles: How to deal with identity, marriage, parenting and divorce

Transgender women and men, and the families who love them, face legal issues unique to them. Simply obtaining the correct legal ID can be more of a challenge.

The Healthy Divorce

Legal Eagles

I used to be a therapist. Now I practice family law, which in some ways is not very different. I consider it part of my job to help my clients find solutions that have the best long-term results.

Divorce, survivorship and aging

Legal Eagles: LGBTQ couples can take steps to protect themselves in trying times

LGBTQ couples now enjoy the right to marry, and an increasing number of LGBTQ couples are taking their vows. That also means more couples may someday have to face separation or divorce.

LGBTQ divorce in marriage equality

The legal and emotional challenges of transitioning from married to single

Although nationwide marriage equality only began with the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision, divorce among LGBTQ couples does happen. Divorce between any couple is one of the most painful transitions confronted in a lifetime; but with LGBTQ couples, this process can be particularly challenging.

Traversing LGBTQ divorce in new era

Legal Eagles: Charting new territory in family law

For every 1,000 married Baby Boomers — defined as those ages 51 to 69 — 10 divorced in 2015 (pewrsr.ch/2mCxUfa), which increased from 5 in 1990. The increased rate of divorce amongst Baby Boomers has even been given a trendy name: “gray divorce” (bit.ly/2sEDbpj). However, according to the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy, the divorce rate of same-sex couples is statistically lower than opposite-sex couples. The data shows same-sex couples divorced at an average rate of 1.1 percent annually, compared with 2 percent  (bit.ly/1ssHfae) annually between opposite-sex couples. So, what does this mean for “gay and gray divorce?”

Tis the Season!

Ways separated or divorced parents can handle stress during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us. What should be a time of year full of celebration, tradition, and spending quality time with family and friends, full of joy and happiness, can often also create stress and conjure feelings of anxiety.