Knowledgeable Practitioners Of Same-Sex Family Law
Same-sex marriage is legal in Maryland beginning January 1, 2013. The Civil Marriage Protection Act allows same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license. The law likewise protects religious institutions that don't wish performing marriages in violation of their doctrine.
This law was validated by Maryland voters in the November of 2012, making our state one of the first to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Bowie Same-Sex Marriage Attorneys
The effect of the law is that many people who were denied certain civil rights are now exercising them. Along with marriage comes a full set of legal issues that some couples must now deal with. The lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC, are knowledgeable about all the issues that now apply to same-sex couples:
- Division of property
- Child custody
- Child support
- Alimony/spousal maintenance
- Prenuptial agreements
- Protective orders
Maryland Same-Sex Family Law Attorney
Though the state has shown leadership in the area of gay and lesbian rights, federal limitations remain in place. Same-sex couples are not allowed to file federal income taxes jointly, or to receive Social Security survivors' benefits.
But the Maryland experience will be of interest nationally as we expand this natural civil right to all citizens. RGPH is proud to be a leader in this area.
New rights create new problems. If you are dealing with family legal issues in the wake of the Civil Marriage Protection Act, call the Bowie same-sex marriage attorneys at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, at any of these three numbers:
- 24-hour hotline: 240-893-RGPH (240-893-7474)
- Local office number: 301-850-7349
- Toll-free number: 800-237-3137