Marriages, whether they are between heterosexual couples or same-sex couples, don't always last. Unfortunately, just as same-sex couples used to face unique hurdles in order to marry, they often face unique challenges in divorce as well — particularly in the area of asset division.
Same-sex couples continue to feel the long-term effects that are still being caused by a bitter fight over marriage equality throughout the last decade or so.
Are parents in a same-sex union entitled to the same rights as parents in heterosexual marriages? Do they also have the same obligations?
Social researchers spend a lot of time studying how people behave and the relationships that they form.
Spousal support (alimony) is often a touchy subject these days because many people see it as part of a bygone era when men worked outside of the home and married women had little resources for themselves.
Until recently, marriage in the same-sex community has never been something easily obtainable -- which puts a peculiar pressure on those within same-sex marriages to stay married -- even when they're deeply unhappy.
If you had a same-sex domestic partnership and then a legal marriage, ending your legal relationship to your spouse is twice as problematic as it is for heterosexual couples.
The Supreme Court's landmark decision in 2015 finally resolved the issue of same-sex marriages and made them a reality throughout the nation.
Like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples do not go into a marriage thinking that it will one day end. Unfortunately, the reality is that same-sex marriages end just as other marriages do. When divorce enters the picture, these couples often have just as many questions about the process as they may have had when planning to marry.