Now that you can get married, should you?
On October 6, 2014, Virginia joined Maryland and D.C. as jurisdictions where same-sex couples can marry - and where their out-of-state marriages are recognized. Will you tie the knot, maintain your status quo, or - if you live in D.C. - become registered Domestic Partners? The answer is different for every couple. Marriage, for instance, comes with hundreds of benefits, but also with unexpected impacts you should consider carefully.
We’ll help you protect the relationship that makes sense for you.
Our law firm has been the trusted advisor to more than 400 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.