Pennsylvania Marriage and Divorce Laws for LGBT Couples

Same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania became legal on May 20, 2014, when a U.S. federal district court judge ruled that the Commonwealth's 1996 statutory ban on recognizing same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Now courts in all Pennsylvania Townships are free to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Now that Pennsylvania LGBT couples can marry freely within the state, they can also divorce via the same PA divorce procedures, no longer having to file civil suits and partition actions upon separation from their partners. For details about the procedure of filing for divorce in Pennsylvania, visit our main divorce page.

Contact our Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyers

Our Pennsylvania attorneys have extensive experience in providing legal assistance LGBT individuals regarding same sex partner adoptions and other parenting relationships, as well as establishing custody rights of the former partner's minor children.

Click here to schedule an appointment or telephone our Pittsburgh office at 412-281-9906, our Cranberry Township office at 724-776-9906, our Southpointe office at 724-436-5500, or toll free at 1-855-VARI-LAW (1-855-827-4529) to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our experienced Western PA & Pittsburgh family law lawyers.

Our Pittsburgh law office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment, our Southpointe office is open 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and our Cranberry Township office is open by appointment only.

Appointments may also be available at other meeting locations if special arrangements are made in advance with our office. Ask the secretary scheduling your appointment for details including appointment locations.

Our PA family law office routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in other Western PA counties such as Armstrong County, Erie County, Fayette County, Greene County, Somerset County and Venango County on a case-by-case basis.