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Orange County LGBTQ+ Divorce Lawyers: Professional Representation For Same-Sex Divorce

Last updated on July 9, 2024



Divorce is an unsettling experience for anyone. If you are considering parting ways with your same-sex spouse, a reliable Orange County LGBTQ+ divorce lawyer can provide much-needed guidance and representation.

With more than 50 years of combined experience, the team at Maggio Law Orange County Divorce Attorneys provides client-focused legal representation to LGBTQ+ couples seeking divorce in Irvine and across California. Our divorce attorneys offer honest and straightforward legal counsel while prioritizing the unique needs of our LGBTQ+ clients.

What Rights Do Same-Sex Couples Have In California?

Same-sex couples in California have the same legal rights and responsibilities as opposite-sex couples when it comes to marriage and divorce. Since the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013, LGBTQ+ couples are entitled to all the rights and protections under California family law, including property division, spousal support and child custody.

Is Same-Sex Divorce Legal In California?

Also known as gay divorce, same-sex divorce is lawful in California. Just like any other married couple, you have the legal right to file for divorce in the state of California if you meet the residency requirements. Our skilled Irvine same-sex divorce lawyers can guide you through the process, making sure your rights are protected every step of the way.

How Does Child Custody Work In An LGBTQ+ Divorce?

California courts prioritize the well-being and stability of the child when making custody decisions, considering factors such as:

  • Parental involvement
  • The child’s age, health and emotional needs
  • Each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s physical, emotional and educational needs
  • Any history of domestic violence or substance abuse
  • The child’s preference, depending on their age and maturity
  • Biological parents’ relationship to the child

Child custody arrangements in LGBTQ+ divorces are determined based on the best interests of the child, regardless of the parents’ sexual orientation or gender identity. A same-sex divorce attorney at Maggio Law Orange County Divorce Attorneys can help present your case effectively in court, advocating for a custody arrangement that promotes your child’s well-being and stability.

Get In Touch Today

Whether you are facing challenges with child custody, property division or spousal support, our team at Maggio Law Orange County Divorce Attorneys is here to help. Contact us today at 949-227-3001 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Irvine same-sex divorce attorneys.