Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation recently celebrated
the verdict of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of
Hodges v. Obergefell in June. We are proud that our nation has chosen to protect the rights
and freedoms of all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation.
Same-sex couples who had been previously denied the right to marry in their
states can now enjoy the following benefits and legal protections:
Employment benefits, including the ability to purchase insurance through their spouse’s
employer, take family or bereavement leave, or collect wages, compensation,
or retirement benefits on behalf of a diseased spouse
Government benefits, including the ability to collect Social Security, Medicare, veterans’
benefits, military benefits, and disability benefits for spouses
Tax benefits, including the option to file joint tax returns
Family benefits, including the ability to adopt children together, apply to be foster
parents, or be guaranteed equitable property division during a divorce
Consumer benefits, including family insurance rates, reduced tuition, and other incentives
only available to married couples
Medical benefits, including the right to visit a hospitalized spouse during restricted
hours or being able to act as a medical proxy
Death benefits, like the ability to make a spouse’s funeral arrangements
Estate planning benefits, allowing surviving spouses to inherit a portion of a deceased spouse’s estate
The fight for this great victory has been a long one. As lawyers, we believe
that it is important for all people to enjoy equal protection in the eyes
of the law, especially in the area of family law, where so much can be
at stake. Our firm is available to work with you on family law issues
like LGBT marriage/divorce, prenuptial agreements, and child custody.
We have received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for the
dedication and service we provide to our clients in helping them to achieve
their goals. See what we can do for you by requesting a free case evaluation!
For more information, contact the Los Angeles family law attorneys at Stolar
& & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation to discuss your
family law needs.