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Resources and Information for LGBTQ+ Couples

As of 2015 the United States recognizes same-sex marriage and while marriage equality is at an all time high, societal equality has a long ways to go. As the definitions of marriage and familial structures become more democratized to include individuals of different genders and identities, we know that the definitions of divorce may change along with it. At the Harris Law Firm, we aim to support couples and families, regardless of how accurately they stick to traditional societal structures.

The following resources are only the beginning of what will be a large body of resources discussing the legal ramifications of non-traditional families. As families continue to shift and change, the law rightfully changes to accommodate the reality of daily life. That is the great strength of family law—it is ultimately about making people’s lives better through the law. We hope that the resources we offer on this topic continue to grow as families continue to form in all kinds of shapes and insightful legal minds consider this subject.

LGBTQ+ Couples

By: Dawn Gould A common law marriage is one where the parties cohabit with each other, have a mutual agreement to be married, and hold themselves out to be married (evidence of mutual agreement). You are not required to have a civil or religious ceremony, a marriage license, or a marriage ...
Most families in our modern society do not fit into a typical mold. Same-sex couples, unwed heterosexual couples, and multigenerational households are all examples of families that don’t fit neatly into the nuclear family model upon which many of our laws were initially based. And while their ...

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