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Massachusetts Domestic Partnership Laws

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has led the way when it comes to establishing rights for same-sex couples and providing for domestic partnerships. As these laws continue to evolve, it becomes increasingly important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side to help make sound choices that protect your rights and interests.

The Law Office of Jennifer Melia, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, handles all types of family situations with sensitivity and an eye toward helping people make sound decisions that will help them now and in the future.

Same-Sex Marriages and Other Unique Family Law Situations

Currently, state laws that apply to same-sex married couples are the same as for any married couple. However, if a gay or straight couple chooses to remain unmarried, it is important for the partners to consider their legal status.

Married people have rights that unmarried couples do not possess. However, unmarried couples can provide themselves and each other with rights through contracts and other documents. Attorney Melia can help you develop what legal path best fits your needs and help you execute a plan that addresses every detail.

Likewise, Ms. Melia has experience handling transgender issues and is aware of many support services within the community, especially when children are involved. She is a lawyer who understands that these types of issues are best not litigated in court and must be dealt with differently from other family law situations. Specifically, when transgender issues result in a divorce, she can help ensure that children are protected and receive the support they need to deal with all of these changes.

Speak With Worcester Family Law Attorney Jennifer Melia

Contact Ms. Melia for an initial consultation and find out about all that she can do to help you. An evening or weekend appointment is available, for your convenience. Reach her by phone at 508-762-4641 or by e-mail. All messages are promptly returned, and clients will receive Ms. Melia's cell-phone number.