When same-sex parents divorce, the issue that almost always proves most complex is the determination of child custody. Developing a parenting plan will be determined during the divorce process, and there are a number of factors that can complicate and prolong the process.
In the State of Washington, any child born to a same-sex couple, that has marriage or domestic partnership status, is the child of both parents. This means each parent has the same legal rights to the child as the other parent. Even in cases that involve surrogacy or assisted reproduction, the biological parent does not have stronger rights to the child over the non-biological parent. In the eyes of the law, both parents are treated equally during the divorce process.
If you are a same-sex parent going through divorce and in need of answers to these important child custody questions, please call Eagle Law Offices, P.S. today. Our professionals are experienced in all areas of gay and LGBTQIA+ family law, and are ready and willing to assist you in any way that we can. Eagle Law Offices, P.S. proudly serves gay, bisexual, transgender and same-sex relationship communities with experienced, dignified and skilled representation.