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Same-Sex Divorce

La Mesa Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer

Representing LGBT Couples in Lemon Grove, El Cajon & La Mesa

Divorce can be a stressful and emotionally taxing process. As a La Mesa divorce attorney, I am here to guide you through the entire process. When it comes to divorce for same-sex couples, it is important to understand California's laws. For instance, even if a partnership is not defined legally as a marriage, the state can still grant a divorce or dissolution. This is important when considering the division of assets and debts.

I offer legal representation to same-sex couples in the following areas:

  • Division of assets
  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Separation agreements
  • Spousal support
  • Child support

For experienced counsel and compassionate support through your same-sex divorce or dissolution, call (619) 304-8499. I am here to provide the quality representation you need.

Divorce for Non-Residents

California requires opposite-sex partners to be residents to file for divorce. This requirement does not apply to same-sex partnerships. Therefore, if you entered into a domestic partnership while living outside of California and are seeking a divorce, you are able to do so even if you are current residents of a state that does not recognize divorce for same-sex partnerships. However, you are required to file for divorce in the county where you were married. This may make it difficult to complete the process if one, or both of you, are living outside of the state, thus making it wise to seek the services of an experienced La Mesa divorce lawyer who can help you throughout every step.

Seeking Mediation May Be Your Best Option

Mediation allows for an amicable resolution where both parties can feel satisfied in the outcome. I provide this service for individuals who feel as if an out-of-court resolution is the best option. Furthermore, if one, or both of you, are living outside of the state, it is highly recommended that you seek mediation services to avoid costly travel bills, court fees, and the time associated with a contested divorce in court.

Interested in finding out how I can help? For a free 10-15 minute phone consultation, give me a call at (619) 304-8499.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • She met all my goals and gave me great advice and were able to get through all my documents within that one hour.

    “I feel Ms. Schneider was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with assisting with organizing my divorce documents to file on my own. I would highly recommend Miss Schneider.”

    Shannon

  • I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to help me.

    “First off I have to say Andrea is amazing. I live out of state and Andrea is willing to FaceTime me and give me great legal advice. She is very thorough and just genuinely cares about me and my case and is even willing to help me while on vacation.”

    Ashley O.

  • She listened carefully to my concerns, provided a great deal of very helpful information and advised me on the best way to organize and proceed with my case.

    “Andrea responded immediately to my request for assistance and set up an appointment within a few days of our first contact. Overall, she was very thorough and professional.”

    Liz

  • I was lucky receive a call from Andrea.

    “I submitted a general inquiry to speak with a lawyer, and was lucky to receive a call from Andrea. She listened, cared, and provided constructive feedback. I would recommend her, as well as consult with her in the future. ”

    E

  • It came out far more superior than expected.

    “Andrea did a great job for myself and my case. It came out far more superior than expected. She was very thorough and competent. I appreciate everything she has done for myself and I would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney.”

    Jesse S.