In 2015, the United States Supreme Court held that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right and that same-sex couples may not be denied that right and liberty. In addition, the Court held that all 50 states must recognize lawful same-sex marriages performed in other states. A short time later, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision concluding that same-sex civil unions legally obtained in another state were the equivalent of a Pennsylvania marriage and, accordingly, were also entitled to proceed with a divorce action. As a result of these decisions, Pennsylvania same-sex couples united by civil unions and same-sex couples married after the 2015 Supreme Court case are entitled to seek a dissolution of their marriage in this state and call upon the rights and obligations that accompany that dissolution including the payment of support and the division of marital property.
Our Family Law attorneys that specialize in Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce include: