Legal Counsel For Unmarried Couples And Same-Sex Partners
At Jackman & Kasody PLLC, a Michigan divorce and family law firm, we are dedicated to providing knowledgeable, effective representation to all families. Located in Oakland County, Michigan, we also serve Wayne, Macomb, Livingston and Washtenaw counties.
Our lawyers work closely with unmarried couples and same-sex partners, ensuring that they understand their legal rights and advocating on their behalf in cases involving a wide range of family law issues.
Same-sex marriage is now legally recognized in the state of Michigan; therefore, same-sex couples face the same legal issues that a divorcing couple would, including issues related to property division and parenting.
Property division and preservation for same-sex couples is now part of the legal process for same-sex couples looking to end their relationship by divorce. Our seasoned attorneys can help couples prepare for a divorce and draw up the necessary documents to make it legal and enforceable anywhere.
Michigan law has changed regarding same-sex couples adopting a child together. We find many couples raise one parent’s biological or adopted children together, and if a couple’s relationship later deteriorates, this can make issues of custody, visitation and support extremely complicated, especially if a legal adoption has not occurred.
At Jackman & Kasody PLLC, we encourage all of our clients to look for amicable solutions to co-parenting issues whenever possible. When an agreement cannot be reached, we zealously advocate on behalf of our clients and the best interests of their children.