Same-Sex Family Law Matters
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges that every state must now allow marriages between two people of the same-sex. Additionally, the Supreme Court went on to say that every state must also recognize a lawfully performed marriage whether the couple is of the same-sex or opposite sex.
The Supreme Court made it very clear that the Fourteenth Amendment provides that no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”. This includes the fundamental right to marry in all states.
The Supreme Court has now brought uniformity to the treatment of same-sex couples for federal, as well as state purposes, for such legal issues as spousal benefits, retirement recognition, social security, adoption, tax filing status, and healthcare coverage.
The Supreme Court also opened the door to allow same-sex couples to seek relief from state courts to divorce, make decisions regarding their children, support, property division and all other critical issues that are addressed in domestic relations cases. Michigan, like every other state in the country, will now recognize “same-sex marriages” and “same-sex divorces”.
If you are in a same-sex relationship and seeking advice about the changing legal scope of family law or how the laws affect your situation, the first step is to contact attorney Michael A. Robbins, a prominent family lawyer serving clients throughout Michigan.
Throughout his legal career, he has achieved national recognition for his legal abilities. He serves on a number of committees and boards and is recognized as a national expert in family law.
Mr. Robbins provides advice for clients regarding:
- Same-sex marriage
- Same-sex divorce
- Custody matters
- Visitation/Parenting Time after same-sex divorce
- Comingled assets
- Estate planning
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Second Parent Adoptions
Mr. Robbins understands the issues that same-sex family’s face and what they are up against. You can count on him to provide straight forward advice and assertive advocacy for you and your family.
Please contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins to schedule an initial consultation with attorney Michael Robbins. Call 248-646-7980 or contact him online through email. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Mr. Robbins accepts cases in the tri-county area of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties and throughout the state.