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Same Sex Family Law

Same-Sex Family Law Representation


While same-sex divorces and family law matters are often resolved similarly to any other family law issue, the area of law is still developing, and you may be uncertain as to what your rights are. At Nelson Jones, PLLC, we are happy to represent same-sex couples in Sandy and throughout the Salt Lake Valley in divorces, asset division, marital agreements and various other areas of family law.


Given recent developments in the law, there may be avenues to "backdate" your marriage using common law principles. Same-sex couples are also now entitled to the same divorce and division processes so long made available to opposite-sex partners. There is still marked uncertainty in Utah for some LGBTQ issues, so it is best to consult with an attorney who can help you understand the recent changes in law and how that will affect you and your family. We are committed to providing honest and candid legal counsel, so you can understand all the aspects of your case and make the best decisions for your needs.


Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements for Same-Sex Marriages


One way to eliminate the uncertainty in the event of a divorce is to draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that outlines the division of assets should your marriage end. While same-sex couples now enjoy the same divorce laws as other couples, there is uncertainty in this state as to how the laws will evolve and change moving forward. Having an agreement in place can help you better control the destiny of your own marriage, and potentially avoid certain negative consequences should the political landscape change.


An Experienced Legal Team


Our attorneys are well-versed in family law and come from diverse backgrounds that give them the experience to represent complex family law issues. We are able to stand up against some of Utah's most talented attorneys while offering the low costs and value you deserve.


Call our lawyers to get started with a free consultation. We can help you explore your options and develop a plan that meets your needs. Call 801-981-8779 to get started, or contact us online.


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