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(Greenville, South Carolina)– The past few years have marked a number of milestones for same-sex families throughout the United States, the most significant of which could be considered official recognition of marriage. While this movement changes the landscape of American families, it has also brought about a number of additional legal concerns among those in the community. In light of these developments, Jack Munsey of Greenville-based Washburn Law Firm, PLLC has launched a new website dedicated to LGBT and Same Sex Family Law.
Munsey affirmed, “Though all these changes signify a step in the right direction for our country, they have also created an entirely new level of confusion in regard to the laws governing this sector. Same-sex couples face the same challenges as traditional marriages at home and are equally susceptible to dissolution and the legal matters to follow. At the same time, this evolving landscape opens the door for discrimination from a number of angles. Our new website is designed to help clear up some of the perceived gray areas now emerging and help those in the LGBT community better understand their rights.”
Among the primary focus areas of this website is family growth and reproductive elements. Despite recent legislation clearly delegating adoption rights to same-sex couples, many are being met with opposition from agencies involved in this process. With surrogacy as well as sperm or egg donation more prevalent among this portion of the community, having legally sound contractual agreements in place is increasingly crucial to circumventing future problems for children and parents alike.
While laws surrounding divorce in this realm remain in their embryonic stages, decisions regarding child custody and support, alimony, visitation, asset division and other common matters are currently based on the same determining factors applying to conventional families. Rulings are expected to continue along those lines for the foreseeable future. Reasons for seeking dissolution, income of both parties and which parent is the primary caregiver of any children involved are all taken into consideration when deciding such matters in Asheville and the surrounding areas, as are physical and mental condition of those concerned.
Concluded Munsey, “The landscape of the American family may be evolving, but the applicable laws are essentially the same. We cover the full scope of legal matters for same-sex couples, from prenuptial agreements to will contests and beyond. Anyone considering marriage, divorce, adoption or any of the other factors involved in securing the present and planning for the future is encouraged to contact us. We believe in fighting for the rights of our clients regardless of the issue at hand; our new website is only the latest step in our efforts to foster equality.”
About Washburn Law Firm, PLLC:
Washburn Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to providing solutions to family law matters surrounding the LGBT community and same-sex marriages. Their legal professionals abide by the principle of remaining uncompromising in their representation of clients, ensuring all rights are strictly upheld.