The staff and attorneys at the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews are pleased to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) community. If you are dealing with family law issues such as divorce, custody, legal separation, termination of domestic partnership, removal of your children from Child Protective Services or other family law issues, we are not only here to help navigate you through this legal process but will do it with pride, kindness, compassion and respect. All legal options referenced on our home page, i.e. mediation, collaborative law, litigation are all available to the LGBT community.
The legal history, throughout California and the nation, have been ever changing for a many number of years in this area. It is a complex area of law and can impact your rights during a divorce or legal separation. As of today, same sex couples have the ability to not only register as domestic partners but they may also marry, divorce, adopt, face issues with filing taxes and terminate their domestic partnership. To handle these legal issues, especially with the ever changing laws this past decade or more, you will need an experienced family law attorney who is familiar with the history and can ensure that your legal rights are protected.
Families in today’s society can be made up of many different facets. This is even more true for the LGBT community. The LGBT community is no stranger to dealing with terminations of domestic partnerships (and now divorce) but they also must deal with issues related, but not limited to, custody, visitation and parentage.
LGBT families can be formed in many different ways and if you are thinking of ending your marriage, terminating your domestic partnership, legally separating, filing to establish parentage of a child, seeking custody and/or visitation of a child, you will need the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable LGBT mediator and/or attorney.
Having a staff and attorneys that are knowledgeable and educated in these areas will ensure your not only treated with respect but assisted through navigating this time in your life.