Is Gay Marriage Legal in Nevada?
Same-sex marriage is legal in the state of Nevada. The Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must (1) issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and (2) recognize lawful out-of-state marriages between same-sex couples. In 2014. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Nevada’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, thus allowing same-sex marriage certificates to be issued. Now, same-sex couples can enjoy the rights, responsibilities, and benefits of opposite-sex couples who obtain a marriage license.
Whether you’re looking to pursue a marriage or domestic partnership, it’s important to have a legal advocate on your side who can and will fight for your rights. At Leavitt Law Firm, we have dedicated 30 years of legal experience to helping individuals with divorce and family law matters, and we put our same client-focused practice to work protecting the rights of same-sex couples as well. A Las Vegas family lawyer from our firm can help you successfully navigate the legal system to enjoy the benefits of or dissolve your domestic partnership in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Under Nevada law S.B. 283, same-sex couples with a valid domestic partnership have rights, protections, and obligations of domestic partners that "are the same as those spouses." Under this law, same-sex couples can enjoy the same rights - and terminate the same rights - as opposite-sex couples.
Leavitt Law Firm can help same-sex couples throughout Las Vegas in the following areas:
- Establishing parental rights, including adoption
- Divorce, or termination of a domestic partnership
- Requirements of child support
- Determining child custody and visitation privileges
If you are considering terminating your domestic partnership in Las Vegas, speak immediately with a Las Vegas divorce lawyer from our firm. We will work hard to ensure that your legal rights are not denied. Based on your specific circumstances, we can provide you with the effective representation that is tailored to fit your needs, goals, and objectives for your family.
No divorce or separation is easy, and we know how emotional this process can be for everyone involved. When it comes to you and your family, you deserve experienced, skilled, and compassionate legal representation to ensure that your family members are treated in a way that allows everyone to focus on recovery, not dispute. We want to help you transition smoothly into this new chapter of your life.
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