Experienced Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer Serving Portland Clients
Same-sex divorces in Oregon follow the same steps as heterosexual divorces. However, many individuals feel more comfortable working with an attorney who has experience with same-sex divorce. Lee Tyler Family Law, P.C. has this experience and is eager to fulfill your legal needs. Our office is an inclusive place and we extend the same level of kindness, respect, and quality to every client that walks through our doors.
What to Expect During Divorce
When you enter the divorce proceedings, you should expect to discuss, negotiate, and possibly even go to court to defend the terms you want. These terms include the division of assets and debt, including property, child custody and support, spousal support, and more. We can help you examine your options and devise a clear strategy for getting there. Are you and your spouse on good terms and open to informal negotiations? Do you share many assets, or just a few? Do you have children and know how you want to divide childrearing responsibilities? These questions are a good starting point.
Domestic Partnership & Divorce
Before same-sex marriage was legalized across the country in 2015 and in Oregon in 2014, domestic partnerships became legal in the state in 2008. Now that same-sex marriage has been legalized, people in domestic partnerships are required to dissolve their partnerships according to the same state guidelines applicable in a divorce. Because domestic partnerships are not recognized nationally, however, you are not beholden to federal divorce statutes.
Get the Representation You Deserve
Regardless of the state of your marriage, you deserve to secure high-quality legal representation from an attorney who can give you your best shot at walking away from a failed union in good shape mentally and financially. Attorney Lee Tyler has decades of experience and is ready to support you going forth.