Same-Sex Marriage


Despite the fact that marriage equality has been established nationwide, some couples are still caught in the loopholes from prior state-specific laws and family arrangements. Even with domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages offering some level of protection for children and assets, same-sex couples can still run into several legal complications. When you are facing a legal matter that requires experienced litigation and compassionate counsel, turn to an experienced same sex marriage attorney at McKinnon Law Firm. Our firm has years of experiencing representing clients throughout San Diego County, including Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Escondido, and Del Mar, and we are here to advocate on your behalf.

Legal Guidance for Same-Sex Couples in San Diego County

Since marriage equality was enacted across the U.S. in 2012, some couples have faced issues and been confused by how same-sex relationships are treated under the law. This includes legal matters like divorce, separation, child custody, child support, and spousal support. Whatever issue you are facing or questions you may have, our firm is here to provide honest counsel, sound advice, and strong representation for your case.

Protect Your Rights with a Carlsbad Same-Sex Marriage Lawyer

Do you have questions or concerns about your same-sex marriage? At McKinnon Law Firm in Carlsbad, our same sex marriage attorney is here to help you understand your rights and responsibilities under both state and federal law. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We will work towards a positive resolution in your case, so that you and your family can move forward into the next stage of your lives.

You can reach us through our contact form or call (760) 227-2476 for help today. 

Family Law

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How is spousal support calculated?
    There is no specific formula or calculation to determine permanent spousal support. In awarding permanent spousal support, the Court will consider the respective incomes of the parties, the earning ability of the supported spouse, the standard of living during the marriage, as well as other factors set forth in Family Code Section 4320.
  • Do I have to pay child support if we have equal time with our children?

    It depends. In California, child support is calculated by a statewide guideline formula. The factors considered in this formula include the parties’ respective incomes, the timeshare of the children, health insurance deductions, required union dues and retirement, as well as other factors. If the parties have equal parenting time with the children, but one party earns more income, then the higher earning parent may have to pay child support. Whether a parent will have to pay child support and the amount depends on the particular circumstances in each case.
  • What is Family Court Services Mediation?
    Family Court Services Mediation is child recommending counseling imposed by the Court when custody issues cannot be resolved by the parents informally. Both parties are required to attend this mediation without their attorneys. A mediator who works for the Court will meet with both parties to assist them in reaching agreements regarding custody and a child sharing plan. If the parties cannot agree to custody and parenting during FCS mediation, then the mediator will issue a report to the Court making recommendations as to what the custody and parenting arrangement should be for the children.

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