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Milwaukee, WI LGBT divorce attorney

By Attorney Max Stephenson

While same-sex marriage has been legal for several years in Wisconsin and nationwide, some novel and difficult issues related to same-sex divorce continue to be considered by the courts. Those going through a same-sex divorce should be aware of these issues and the possible outcomes that may result.

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Posted on in Family Law

Waukesha County same-sex divorce lawyers, same-sex divorces, LGBT family law attorney, LGBT divorce, Wisconsin same-sex couplesRecent changes in Wisconsin and federal law recognizing same-sex marriage have altered the landscape of family law.

With the 2015 decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that every state must recognize same-sex marriage and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In Wisconsin, the law has recognized such unions since October 6, 2014.

Although the immediate effect of this case was to legalize same-sex marriage, an additional effect is the creation of same-sex divorce. Because such divorces are relatively new, a family law attorney may be needed to ensure that the divorce and auxiliary matters are executed properly.

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