Same-Sex Family Law

Our attorneys, Gary Frank and Hanna Amar, have long been staunch supporters of civil rights, including marital rights for the LGBT community. Now that same-sex marriage is finally a reality, it is important for gay and lesbian couples to understand their new rights, and how to protect themselves in the unfortunate event that a divorce or separation occurs.

We can help you preserve your property before a marriage ever takes place by preparing a Prenuptial Agreement. And we can protect you throughout the divorce process by making sure you receive a fair division of property; and that spousal maintenance is awarded if a party is entitled to it under Arizona law. If you have children, we will work hard to ensure that you come away with a legal decision-making and parenting-time plan (formerly known as custody) that is in their best interests and yours, and that child support is included.

If divorce is inevitable, it is always a good idea to explore peaceful alternatives as a first option, before jumping headlong into an adversarial and often expensive litigation. Mediation and collaborative divorce are two such options. Mr. Frank and Ms. Amar are strong litigators and understanding mediators with many years of experience working with families, including LGBT couples.

When acting as divorce attorneys, Mr. Frank and Ms. Amar encourage their clients to engage in mediation. They will help you choose a top-notch mediator and they’ll guide you through the process, giving you the best odds of a favorable outcome. But while mediation is often successful, it does not always result in a settlement. Sometimes divorcing parties have no choice but to turn to the courts to resolve their issues. In that scenario, Mr. Frank and Ms. Amar are strong and experienced Family Law litigators who will fight to protect your interests.

If you are in need of representation, or even if you’d just like a consultation to learn about your legal rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach the Law Firm of Gary J. Frank P.C. by telephone at 602-383-3610, or by email at [email protected] . We’d be happy to help you.

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