What will you do in this exciting, confusing time?
The Supreme Court's decisions tell us that more than ever that the answer depends on where you live. You can choose to marry in Maryland, your out-of-state marriage will be fully recognized, or of course you can always maintain your status quo. The same is true in D.C., where you also have the option to become or remain registered Domestic Partners. In Virginia - like always - you are still completely on your own and won't get any state benefits, regardless of whether you get married elsewhere. Of course, the rules on obtaining Federal benefits can also be based on where you live.
We’ll help you protect the relationship that makes sense for you.
Our law firm has been the trusted advisor to more than 300 same-sex couples in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. (Please see what our clients say about our work.) We know the opportunities, the risks and the strategies that will protect you, and we’ll apply our experience with sensitivity to the issues that we same-sex couples share. We draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney and partnership agreements. We create pre- and post-nup agreements. We re-deed houses, put them into trusts, and do whatever it takes to insure that your assets really go to the person you love.
You’re doing the right thing.
Yes, it's difficult. It requires you to consider the worst. And it’s one of the greatest expressions of love and respect you can make. If you take the time to sign a few legal documents, you will know that everyone you care about is treated the way you want. You guarantee that your wishes carry the force of law. And you lift financial and legal burdens from those you love.