Handling The Legalities Of A Domestic Partnership

As our society has evolved, nontraditional family arrangements have multiplied. Families involving non-married parents, extended families, same-sex spouses are now fairly common. These arrangements present some unique family law issues, as well as some of the same issues that traditional families face.

At my practice, Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law, I have extensive experience helping people resolve nontraditional family law issues. These include those related to:

  • Child custody and visitation for non-married couples
  • Stepparent, grandparent and third-party adoption
  • Paternity
  • Domestic partnership agreements
  • Same-sex divorce
  • And other family law matters

Call 508-471-3281 for a confidential family law consultation.

Serving Unmarried, Cohabitating Couples

If you are in a long-term, unmarried relationship and are living together, you may wish to consider drawing up a domestic partnership or cohabitation agreement. This can identify separate property (especially important when you own a home) and provide you with other benefits. I can create a domestic partnership agreement that recognizes the unique aspects of your relationship and protects your interests.

I also advise and represent non-married parents of children in child custody and visitation, paternity, child support and other family law matters.

Same-Sex Divorce

Not long after the legalization of same-sex marriage, Massachusetts saw its first same-sex divorce. From a legal point of view, the issues in a same-sex divorce are the same as in the dissolution of a traditional marriage. The divorcing couple is experiencing the pain and emotional turmoil of the breakup of the relationship, but a number of outstanding issues must be resolved. There must be a division of marital property and possibly a child visitation arrangement and award of alimony. I represent clients in same-sex uncontested and contested divorce cases, providing diligent representation and compassionate counsel.

In a confidential and informative consultation, I can evaluate your situation, explain the legal process and discuss any unique issues that your case presents.

Contact A Lawyer

To schedule a consultation with Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law, call 508-471-3281 or send an e-mail.