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.
Though legal views on same-sex marriage have shifted significantly in the last few years, it is still viewed differently than opposite-sex marriage in much of modern society. Does this mean that these couples are more likely to call it quits once they do get married?
Residency is a necessity in a CA divorce, except when it's not