Interstate legal complications
The cultural and legal landscape of America (and the world) is changing. In many states, unmarried same-sex couples can adopt children together, while in Kansas, only one unmarried partner can adopt. Thus, there are a number of legal obstacles for Kansas families who have adopted in other states. Further, same-sex couples can now legally marry in the United States and some other countries, but those marriages are not necessarily recognized in all states or countries for all purposes. The difficulties that can be faced by married couples can be enormous.
We recognize that our clients have lived elsewhere and have taken advantage of the laws in their former home states or countries. We work with them to protect the rights and status they achieved elsewhere.
If you have questions about any of these topics, or need advice on some other nontraditional family law issue, please contact us to set up a consultation appointment. We can help.