Sekula Law Offices, PLLC, Is Dedicated To Helping Families From All Walks Of Life

Overcoming The Unique Challenges Faced By The LGBTQ+ Community

Last updated on June 20, 2023

As any member of the LGBTQ+ community can tell you, same-sex marriage has been legal in Minnesota since 2013 and nationwide since 2015. However, many of the laws concerning divorce and adoption have not been updated and create unique challenges for same-sex couples.

At Sekula Law Offices, PLLC, I have extensive experience helping members of LGBTQ+ community deal with family law issues. I am Amanda Mason-Sekula, and I know the case law related to same-sex couples. I understand how to navigate the legal system and avoid the pitfalls inherent in the current legal code. I take a hands-on approach and make sure my clients have a full understanding of the legal process.

Same-Sex Divorce In Minnesota

Minnesota divorce laws treat same-sex spouses the same as opposite-sex spouses. Division of marital assets and determining whether spousal support is appropriate are handled the same. However, when children are involved, things can get complicated.

Sometime, if a second-parent adoption did not take place prior to the divorce filing, the non-biological parent can have difficulty establishing parental rights and risks losing custody. It’s important to have an attorney with the skills and experience to protect your rights during the divorce process.

Adoption For Same-Sex Couples And LGBTQ+ Individuals

When same-sex couples decide to have children, it is important to establish a legal parent-child relationship through adoption. Even if a child is born during the marriage and both spouses are listed on the birth certificate, may establish a legal relationship between the non-biological parent and the child.

I can help you review your options and determine what makes the most sense for your unique situation.

For LGBTQ+ Family Law Services, Contact Sekula Law Offices, PLLC Today

For compassionate legal services from an attorney experienced in LBGTQ+ family law issues, contact me today by calling 763-515-9305 or completing my online contact form.