A Family Law Lawyer Knowledgeable In LGBTQ Divorce Issues
Since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision, a new door has been opened for people of alternative lifestyles in terms of marriage and family life. However, as with any new legislation, there are numerous complications. For anyone seeking divorce or separation, or any other family law issues that can arise in the course of a relationship, it is critical to work with an attorney who has experience and knowledge in these areas to protect your rights and interests.
Anne Prenner Schmidt has written and spoken extensively on the changes in federal benefit law post-Obergefell. She is experienced in the nuances involved in same-sex marriage and the dissolution of same-sex relationships. Federal law and state law are still evolving on the subject matter, particularly as it relates to pensions and health care for those within the community. From our home office in Highland Park, our firm represents clients throughout Illinois in all types of LGBTQ issues.
Serving Your Legal Needs
While Obergefell established legally recognizable marriages for all types of couples, it did not eliminate the potential problems inherent in any type of relationship. Being in a relationship that is not the traditional, straight marriage between a man and a woman does not shield you from the possibility of separation or divorce. Further, the emotional turmoil is no less for you than it might be for anyone else.
At the Law Offices of Anne Schmidt, LLC, we understand the challenges you are facing. As an experienced family law lawyer, Anne Prenner Schmidt focuses on minimizing the emotional difficulties for our clients and helping them find efficient resolutions with minimal stress involved.
We do not do divorce litigation. Our focus in divorce and separation is mediation, collaborative divorce and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). We have found that this approach ends with much better results and with clients who are much happier with the entire process. We can represent you in any type of mediation, and we are experienced handling issues involving QDROs and assignment of monies.
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