Same Sex Marriages

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Marriage between persons of the same sex is legal in Massachusetts and provides the same expectations of benefits and obligations as opposite sex marriages.

Same sex marriages may entail legal issues such as separation, divorce, asset division, spousal support, and pre-nuptial agreements.  If there are children involved, a separation or divorce proceeding may also involve issues such as custody, visitation, support, health insurance, and higher education costs.

Anyone entering into a same sex marriage or looking to obtain a divorce from a same sex spouse should be aware that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) places Federal law in conflict with Massachusetts law in some circumstances.

Our family law attorneys can help you navigate the issues regarding marital rights and obligations in same sex marriages.  We can inform you of your legal rights and represent you in a divorce proceeding from your spouse.