Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states.
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states and that the states must recognize marriages conducted in other states. The right to marry already existed in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Talk to us as you consider whether to tie the knot, maintain your status quo, or - if you live in D.C. - register as Domestic Partners. 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 500 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.