On June 26, 2015, The U.S. Supreme Court made an unprecedented decision that is already being called a landmark civil rights victory. In a split 5-4 decision, they ruled that the Constitution does indeed protect the right of marriage for same-sex couples, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. The decision caused celebration among LGBT communities all over the country and was called "a victory for America" by President Obama.
The decision can also potentially change the landscape for existing same-sex couples in states where same-sex marriage was already legal, like Maryland. At the Law Office of Garland C. Hall, I am prepared to help you and your partner review changes this decision brings and assess how it might alter existing or anticipated family law issues. Contact us today to learn more.
Maryland legalized gay marriage in 2013, but that decision was a state ruling and did not reflect a federal mandate. Now that The U.S. Supreme Court has made their decision, existing same-sex couples may now have access to new federal benefits opposite-sex couples have enjoyed for some time.
Access to these new benefits may affect your approach to a prenuptial agreement or your divorce. I can help you navigate this new terrain and continue to ensure that your interests are looked after. My firm can help all couples who need assistance with these sensitive matters and, in light of the new Supreme Court decision, we are excited and prepared to further extend those services to meet our clients' needs.
Start exploring your legal options today. Contact my firm (410) 870-5932 today!