Same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota on July 1, 2013. Today, LGBTQ couples have many of the same legal rights when it comes to family law matters.
Same-sex/LGBTQ dissolution, divorce and other family law issues may become complicated because of the infancy of same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Unique issues may arise for LGBTQ couples involving Federal pensions, custody rights involving children who were not legally adopted, and the division of complex property. Maxim Law is a St. Paul, Minnesota law firm with extensive experience in complex LGBTQ family law cases. Learn more about our Family Law services >
LGBTQ Family Law: Legal Representation
At Maxim Law we serve every client with dignity and respect. Allison Maxim is sensitive to the societal challenges many LGBTQ individuals face. We are committed to helping our clients overcome their family law challenges so they may move forward to a brighter future.
If you are seeking advice or representation regarding your LGBTQ relationship, Maxim Law is here to assist you.
There are important life decisions that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, needs to make regarding family, illness, and death. Providing comprehensive legal counsel to LGBTQ couples involves protecting their rights in decisions involving:
Adoption and Assisted Reproduction: At Maxim Law we assist LGBTQ couples meet the legal requirements to expand their family through adoption, assisted reproduction or surrogacy.
Parenting Plans and Child Custody: Allison Maxim has extensive experience assisting clients work cooperatively with the other parent in creating parenting plans that are in the best interests of their children. If child custody or parenting time is disputed, Allison has the knowledge, skills and experience to advocate for you in court.
Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreements/Estate planning: A well drafted prenuptial agreement and estate plan can help ensure that your assets are protected as you plan your future with your loved one. We can also assist you in drafting cohabitation agreements, wills, and health care directives.
Domestic abuse: Domestic abuse is not an issue experienced only in heterosexual relationships. If a restraining order against your partner or spouse is needed to protect you from physical or emotional abuse, we can advise and represent you in these difficult circumstances.
Contact a Twin Cities LGBTQ Family Lawyer
For more information, or to schedule a consultation with an LGBTQ family lawyer, please call 651-294-2407 or email Shannon@maxim-law to schedule an appointment. Our main office is located in St. Paul and we represent clients in Ramsey, Washington, Hennepin and Dakota Counties, the Twin Cities area, and statewide.
Your rights and the future of your family are our priority. Allison Maxim will work to support your rights and increase your opportunities for a successful resolution of your situation. When it comes to our clients’ interests, Allison Maxim is a dedicated and aggressive advocate. We utilize all the legal tools available to us to protect our clients’ financial health and parental rights.
On behalf of Allison Maxim of Maxim Law, PLLC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Social scientists have generally shown that the mere fact that a parent is gay doesn’t have a signifi...