Experienced LGBTQ Divorce Attorneys in Santa Monica, California

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At Fernandez & Karney, our Santa Monica LGBTQ+ divorce lawyers know that any competent California divorce attorney can handle the legal aspects of a divorce. However, LGBTQ spouses can significantly benefit from working with a divorce attorney specializing in their unique cases.

Our dedicated LGBTQ divorce lawyers are familiar with the unique legal challenges that may arise, such as those related to the recognition of marriages performed in different jurisdictions or before the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015.

In addition, LGBTQ couples may face complex issues regarding parentage and adoption, especially if only one spouse is the biological or adoptive parent. Navigating these complexities effectively requires legal knowledge, skill, and precision. We can help.

Our firm’s size and legal infrastructure are not just about managing cases. They are about efficiently managing your case, thus minimizing the cost and time associated with even the most complex legal disputes. With knowledgeable attorneys boasting over 120 years of combined legal experience, we are highly experienced in dealing with every aspect of a California divorce, giving you the confidence that your case is in capable hands. Our unique approach to each case sets us apart, tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

Meet with one of our skilled LGBTQ divorce attorneys in Santa Monica during a confidential consultation today to learn more about our approach to family law cases. Fernandez & Karney is a full-service family law firm that can assist you with any family law matter, regardless of its complexity.

Santa Monica, CA LGBTQ Divorce Cases Require Comprehensive Legal Support

Why California LGBTQ Divorce Cases Require Comprehensive Legal Support

At Fernandez & Karney, our trusted LGBTQ+ divorce lawyers believe in tailoring each client’s legal strategies to their unique needs, which is especially important in these cases. Our specialized attorneys provide a supportive and understanding environment that adapts to each client’s family dynamics and exclusive needs, helping them feel more comfortable and secure during a challenging time.

We understand that although same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, determining how long the marriage should be considered to have lasted for purposes of asset division and spousal support may be complicated for couples who were together long before their marriage was legally recognized. We can help.

Our skilled Los Angeles County LGBTQ divorce lawyers represent clients throughout California to:

  • Address the unique aspects of child custody and parenting plans, including issues related to sole or joint adoptions, surrogacy, sperm or egg donation, and non-biological parent rights.
  • Outline child support requirements based on child custody division.
  • Determine what constitutes community versus separate property in long-term partnerships that predate legal marriage.
  • Assess complex financial portfolios to navigate the division of assets, including real estate, investments, retirement accounts, and personal property.
  • Determine appropriate spousal support, especially when one spouse has been financially dependent or has an intricate financial situation.
  • Calculate the appropriate amount and duration of spousal support based on California guidelines and the case’s specific circumstances.

Our experienced LGBTQ divorce attorneys provide the experience, advocacy, and sensitivity needed to navigate these complexities and ensure fair and equitable outcomes while ensuring that our clients’ rights are fully protected and receive equal treatment under the law. Our law firm stays informed about the latest legal developments affecting LGBTQ individuals and families, ensuring their clients benefit from the most current legal strategies.

In addition, we are well-connected with local LGBTQ resources and support networks, which can benefit our clients seeking additional support related to the emotional, social, and financial factors that accompany California divorces.

Although less common today, discrimination and bias can still occur within the legal system. Our comprehensive legal support ensures that LGBTQ individuals receive fair treatment and that any bias is addressed appropriately.


Contact Our Experienced Santa Monica LGBTQ Attorneys for Help

If you are in a same-sex marriage and seeking a divorce, our skilled Santa Monica LGBTQ attorneys bring a deeper understanding of the unique legal, cultural, and personal issues that may arise, providing more comprehensive and sensitive legal support for your case.

Our law firm founder, Steven Fernandez is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Speak with a dedicated family law attorney at Fernandez & Karney today. Let us handle your concerns and legal issues so you can confidently move forward.