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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

  • I left our appointment feeling empowered and capable of negotiating the divorce and child custody process.

    “She had genuine concern for me and my children at a time where it often felt like nobody was looking out for us. Andrea was also very flexible with scheduling and offered solutions on how to work with my budget.”

    Tori

  • She patiently heard my questions and gave detailed answers.

    “I used Andrea’s services for a divorce case. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. She patiently heard my questions and gave detailed answers. She went above and beyond to help me prepare how to communicate with my spouse.”

    R.

  • 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

  • Andrea Schneider is a God send.

    “Andrea Schneider is a God send. If you need legal help call her. She replies fast and I couldn’t be more grateful for her help.”

    Ashley

  • I would give you 10 stars if I could!

    “Thank you Andrea for your amazing advice regarding my child support situation. I would give you 10 stars if I could!”

    Anonymous