Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer
If you were part of a same-sex marriage and it has since dissolved, you will need a same-sex divorce lawyer in Pittsburgh to help you finalize your divorce as soon as possible.
Same-sex marriage was finally recongized as being a legal right in Pennsylvania back in 2014. Though those in same-sex relationships were now able to marry, not every relationship was meant to last forever. When your marriage has ended and you are ready to rebuild your life, a Pittsburgh same-sex divorce lawyer can help.
At Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. our attorneys are committed to representing all soon-to-be divorced individuals, without regard to their preference of who they spend their life with. We will help you to resolve your equitable distribution disputes, spousal support concerns, and other divorce-related issues as you work through your divorce so you can begin moving forward with your life in a timely manner.
Distributing Your Assets and Debts
Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state for divorces. When most people think of divorce, they assume that when a couple divorces, each couple retains half of the total property and assets. While this is true in some states, this is not the case in PA. Pennsylvania law states that all marital assets, property, and debts must be equitably, or fairly, divided when a marriage ends.
It is important that we try to work with your ex to reasonably divide these items so the decision does not have to be made by the judge. In these cases, it is not uncommon for either party to be displeased with the results. However, your attorney will be by your side, ensuring that you obtain the marital assets that you are entitled to.
What You Need to Know about Spousal Support
Obtaining or being ordered to pay alimony to your former spouse is not a requirement for every divorce. In most cases, the higher-earning spouse will be ordered to pay alimony to the lesser-earning spouse. This can last for the duration of your divorce proceedings; for a specific amount of time, as agreed upon by both spouses; or indefinitely, depending on the circumstances of your Pittsburgh case.
Whether you are the spouse who may be ordered to pay alimony to your ex or the spouse who is seeking financial support after your marriage has ended, a same-sex divorce lawyer can help you come to an agreement that appeases both spouses so ideally your divorce can be finalized sooner rather than later.
Meet with a Same-Sex Divorce Attorney in Pittsburgh
At Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C., it is our belief that individuals who are in same-sex relationships should be afforded the same rights as those in heterosexual relationships—even when it comes to divorce.
If you are in need of a highly trained Pittsburgh same-sex divorce lawyer to help you work through your divorce, schedule your consultation at our firm. You can reach our office by phone at (412) 231-9786 or provide us with your contact information through the submission form below.
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Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. Is the Right Choice for Your Family Matters
Learn more about our firm and why you should entrust our experienced legal team to handle your family law matters.
Strong SupportA team of senior attorneys, junior associates, paralegals and law school clerks for full legal support throughout the process.
Complex CasesExperienced with high income, self employed professionals in complex support and equitable distribution cases.
DiverseAttorney Lisa Marie Vari is trained as a mediator and collaborative family lawyer.
ExperiencedMore than 30 years of experience practicing family law in Pennsylvania.
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We can further discuss the individual details of your case when you come in for your no-obligation consultation, which can be scheduled by calling our firm at (412) 231-9786 or via the quick contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.