Can Same-Sex Couples Get Divorced in Indiana?
It is surprising how many same-sex marriages remain only because these couples are under the impression that they do not have the option of ending the marriage. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading to learn more about how same-sex couples can get divorced in Indiana.
Your Right to a Divorce
It used to be that people in same-sex relationships weren’t able to marry, but a landmark decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 provided these couples, and all future same-sex couples the rights they’ve always deserved.
With that being said, if you are in a same-sex marriage and are wanting to end your marriage, being married to someone who is the same sex as you has no impact whatsoever on your ability to seek a divorce settlement.
Working Out the Terms of Your Divorce Settlement
Settling the terms of your divorce is no different in a same-sex marriage than a heterosexual marriage. If the lesser-earning spouse is seeking alimony, both parties income and expenses will need to be reviewed.
Your marital debt, property, and assets will be divided equitably, and anything brought into the marriage should remain with the spouse who was responsible for it prior to the marriage. In these ways, there is no measurable difference in how your divorce will be settled if you and your spouse are the same sex.
Get Help From a Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer in Indiana
If you and your spouse are looking to file a divorce, contact a highly trained Indiana same-sex divorce lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm. You can schedule a free consultation by submitting the quick contact form we included below or call our office by phone at 1-812-232-7400.