I anticipate that the divorce process spectrum will be similar for same sex couples as it has been for heterosexual couples: some messy litigated ones, many resolved in mediation, many kitchen table resolutions, and some formally Collaborative. See also Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country LGBT rights by country or territory.
A divorce can only be obtained by a court order or by the death of a spouse.
Can same-sex couples enter into informal or "common law" marriage? Civil unions and registered partnerships. When the Supreme Court made its landmark decision last year to legalize same-sex marriage Obergefell v. This means the court must have proper venue, subject-matter jurisdiction, and personal jurisdiction.
Retrieved February 26, As an attorney who practices family law exclusively, Mr.
Marriage may take place and may be valid under the laws of this State only between a man and a woman. A marriage in another State or foreign jurisdiction between persons of the same gender, regardless of when the marriage took place, may not be recognized in this State and is void and unenforceable under the laws of this State.
The State of Alabama shall not recognize as valid any marriage of parties of the same sex that occurred or was alleged to have occurred as a result of the law of any jurisdiction regardless of whether a marriage license was issued. A marriage which is solemnized in any other state, territory, country, or any foreign jurisdiction which is valid in that state, territory, country, or other foreign jurisdiction, is valid in this state if the parties meet the requirements for validity pursuant to section Main article: Same-sex marriage in Maine.
The question is how far back will the courts go when deciding the date of marriage? WARNING: If you were legally married in a state that already recognized same-sex marriages and split up without obtaining a divorce, your community property is still accruing. Hodges, U. The divorce has been granted, although the marriage has never been recognized by the State of Texas.
Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado Recognition of same-sex unions in Texas Recognition of same-sex unions in Florida. Texas Tech University.