Gay & Lesbian Family Law and Committed Intimate Relationships

74The laws regarding families of gay and lesbian couples in intimate relationships are fairly new within the courts. Even if you are not married, straight and homosexual and couples in committed intimate relationships need to know that property can be divided and responsibilities recognized. At Eagle Law Offices, P.S. we will strive to make your case as smooth as possible while protecting your rights and assets.

On June 30, 2014 those couples currently registered as Registered Domestic Partners (RDP) will have their status automatically converted to a civil marriage due to the passage of Washington State’s Referendum 74. This can have any number of legal ramifications for you, your partner, property, benefits and children. Talk with us if you are in a committed intimate relationship as a Registered Domestic Partner and want take care of these issues before your status is converted to a civil marriage.

Technically, breaking up a committed intimate relationship after June 30, 2014 will be like a divorce and it could be as difficult and stressful as a divorce. Make sure an experienced Seattle Attorney will protect your gay and lesbian family rights and properly represent you. Protect your assets and your family by knowing what is in store for the future. Contact us at Eagle Law Offices, P.S. to schedule a consultation at 206-426-6961 or by clicking here.


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