Nationally, same-sex marriage is now extended all the rights and protections of unions between a man and woman. But LGBTQ couples and families still face unique legal issues regarding child custody, inheritance, power of attorney or legal agreements that predate the passage of gay marriage.
My name is Angela Hansen, a Maryland attorney practicing in family law, business and estates. In my law practice and in the congregation that I pastor, I counsel many gay and lesbian couples from communities of Montgomery, Howard, Prince George's and Frederick County.
"Who Do You Love?"
Legal Counsel For The LGBTQ Community
I am familiar with the nuances of federal law that affect LGBTQ couples and parents. I also know that many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are simply looking for quality legal services without being judged. At Hansen Legal & Mediation Services, PC you will be treated with respect and sensitivity.
- Same-sex marriage ... and same-sex divorce
- Child custody and disputes and parenting plans
- Same-sex couple adoption and stepparent adoption
- Prenuptial agreements or separation agreements
- Wills, trusts and powers of attorney
- Business law and succession planning for gay-owned businesses
Disputes involving children can be especially complicated for same-sex parents. Partners can petition for co-custody even if they never formally adopted a child. Some gays and lesbians had children from a hetero marriage. I am certified and experienced in family law mediation. Whatever your situation, I can help you problem-solve and plan for the new realities of co-parenting.
Stepparent Adoption Attorney
If you are looking for an attorney sensitive to LGBTQ families, call 301-690-0383 or 800-684-1247 for a free consultation, or contact me online.